Too often the typical offerings from veteran designers bring out the inevitable big yawns from me, and that graph tends to peak in the Spring/Summer shows, which is why whenever I find a young fresh blood that boils with creativity down to its very last haemoglobin it makes me sit up straight in a very excited, fidgety manner that spurs me to annouce the fashion world is saved once again.
Ladies and gentleman, meet Pedro Lourenco. He’s a 20 year old fashion prodigy who’s had his second show in Paris this year. His aesthetics combine the gothic structural leathers of Gareth Pugh, the calming neutrality of Pheobe Philo, and the futurism of Nicholas Ghesquiere. I suppose that having two leading fashion designers as parents can contribute to his success to a certain extent, but his clothes are definitely worth perusing. Needless to say I am in love with the venetian blind jackets from the Fall Winter 2010 collection. The downside is that I have no way of finding out where to get it at this moment.
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His Spring/Summer 2011 collection further accentuates his futuristic vision and relies heavily on trompe l’oeil.