Peros - fall/winter 2002

Canadian fall/winter 2002 takes another positive step into cross-seasonal terrain with ‘Central London’, Mark Peros’ statement of Marianne Faithful chic. The energy levels that made the British Invasion possible are utilized to craft a strong womenswear collection.

The London look is the perfect opportunity for Peros to expound on stripes, with wide irregular stripes in grey, blue, white and beige for light cotton suits, skirts and an open-front sleeveless dress. The collection heralds the triumphant return of orange, after its conspicuous absence from recent runway fare. The Wimbledon short jacket and Upney green cord pants deliver with a great two-tone look, as does the grey suit with different front and back gradations. Details like large buttons and pocket flaps, wide lapels and boldly flared pants articulate the vintage Peros is aiming for. Many of the outfits can be split into separates and sombre London mutes tame the bright colours of icon zeitgeist. Basic apparel is even available with off-the-shoulder jersey.

As we saw in the grand finale with His Majesty The Queen parading to pomp and circumstance, sometimes a surprise figure will take the cake. If Mark Peros can put something like this together every season, without the luxury of a borrowed theme, he may have to prepare for an invasion of his own.

Daniel Cox, Fashion Editor
Marek Wlazlo, Photographer