When I first watched PIETER's AW’15 film, my immediate thought was 'Sold'.
The gritty, surveillance-type video, complete with time stamp, reminded me of VHS tapes and simpler times (the good, slow paced, non-tech invasive times). But that was not the only reason I was instantly drawn to Sebastiaan Pieter's collection; his eclectic mixture of sports fabrics and sharp-slashed knitwear, undone outerwear and neutral palette was the other pull.
Here is someone, I thought, who understands men (and when I say men, I am referring to those who take their fashion seriously) and luxury staples.
The 26-year-old Dutch designer has a long list of experience behind him that reasons why this may be the case. He has previously worked for Jil Sander (under Raf Simons' directorship), as well as the popular menswear publication Fantastic Man. His intelligent approach to menswear has also landed him the sponsorship of The British Fashion Council's NEWGEN MEN for SS’16.
The relaxed tailoring and subtle exploration of sexuality through the revealing cuts, a statement earring and considerate layering all work to make Sebastiaan Pieter the new designer to watch and his brand PIETER top of our wish list.