Peter Jensen, Danish born designer, is based in London. He's a graduate of Central Saint Martins with an MFA in menswear. In 2001, following the success of his men's line in Paris he went on to design for women. With muses such as Sissy Spacek, Tonya Harding and this season, Shelley Duvall, he specializes in quirky but wearable clothing. He's collaborated with Fred Perry, Topshop and Topman.
Colors: primary colors in blue, yellow and red, green, navy
Materials: crepe, silk, knits, corduroy, suede, chiffon
Peter Jesen's Shelley Duvall inspired collection was a flashback to the 70's with shapes and colors the era's casual wear. Color on the runways this season has been shown in scarce patches, except here at Jensen's show. He's known for going his own way. His collection will most likely appeal to the Teen Vogue/ Marc by Marc Jacobs crowd with rainbow banded knit sweaters, color blocked cardigans, chunky Lego Land colored shoes and corduroy minis. But, very much like Marc by Marc, the over thirty crowd might stumble upon a piece or too that doesn't read too young like the long backless navy halter dress.
Young or older, Peter Jensen sent some pieces down the runway that were just too frumpy. The pink corduroy suit jacket was ill-fitting and the double pockets and heart belt over top didn't do much to help it. Perhaps if the pants were more of a bell bottom and the jacket hit slightly lower on the hip, maybe I wouldn't have disliked this look so much. The skirts over top of skirts over top of pants meant well, but didn't translate as I think Jensen intended.
Shazam didn't pick up any of the songs playing by DJ Jerry Bouthier.
People and Scene
Some people were confused as to whether this would be a presentation or a runway show. With a few benches and the rest standing, it was indeed a runway show on the West side of Milk Studios. The carpet runner used as a runway helped with the 70's vibe as did the old windows over looking the city. The crowd was part quirky 80's hipsters along with the full on sunglasses-at-night-dressed-in-leather fashionistas.