For his SS21 collection Per used the collection as a tribute to his grandmother, Lillie, who passed away in Sweden during the lockdown, Götesson then looked to the kitschy opulence of her decor for inspiration. Lillie’s legacy was represented in vests and long sleeves made from up-cycled doilies, as well seen in the jewellery created for collection by Götesson’s partner, Husam El Odeh, we saw chandelier crystal adorn a wide range of pieces in the collection. Taking further inspiration from Kurt Kobain and how he exuded the sexy masculinity and confidence in his ugly dress-wearing, implementing this same idea throughout the collection.
Per works consists highly of repurposing and up-cycling old materials and garments into new ones much like the work of the late Martin Margiela, however, implementing a new and fresh take on masculinity through the garments adding a romance and poetry to traditional ideas.
Here we see a key item from the collection, constructed with an array of dead-stock, repurposed crochet and doiley lace fabric, creating an artisanal item. Each vest is completely individual with its own texture, pattern and fit. The vest is finished off with a ribbed hem.