SPRING MENSWEAR • PETER JENSEN SS14
by Jeremy Danté
LONDON – with london taking charge of their presence in the fashion calendar, peter jensen‘s spring collection was the first to really capture my interest. im all about a dope concept, and this season- despite the fact that it was presented off runway, jensen created just that. the idea of andy warhol- his influence on art and really, the idea of celebrity still holds weight today. in many forms, warhol lay the ground work for what our growing creative industries are in the present. the peter jensen approach to design is often inspired by periods of the past- almost in a kitchty, but cleanly designed method. the look book images were shot perfectly- the styling was flawless and the presence of andy through proper conceptualization of image was played without a single hiccup. stellar approach to style, with a mindful nod to what andy embodies as a male figure. not to be confused with the bishop peter jensen, this danish born designer undertook a masters in menswear at central saint martins. he graduated from the acclaimed design college and went on to conquer the runways of london fashion week. internationally stocked on five continents around the globe, jensen’s menswear and womenswear stack shelves everywhere from london’s dover street district to moscow. based in east london, jensen’s work is widely credited to draw influences from pop culture, infamous or cult figures. evidence of that is seen in the content built into his current spring menswear collection. famous clientele of jensen’s collections range from amy winehouse to rihanna, kanye west, nicole kidman and dakota fanning. with a blossoming, high profile career, jensen continues to take on collaborative work with clients like topshop and fred perry. with recent introductions of sub-collections with moderate pricing, it seems as though the peter jensen label is one that will take on greater form in the coming years, if not already. with 10 years in the game under his belt, jensen’s work is often kept in good company at art exhibits and if this season’s inspiration is any indication of creative fufillment, jensen is definitely one to watch.
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