20 February 2009

Peter And The Wolf


Taking inspiration from Sergei Prokofiev's classic musical tale, Peter And The Wolf, is the Fall 09 collection from Philip Sparks. The rugged and historically rooted clothing of the collection manages in itself to evoke the wonderful setting and nature of Prokofiev's timeless story.

The tactile and warm materials used in the collection, such as the flannels and thick woolen knits, allow for a practicality in light of the winter weather, however also have a decidedly sporting feel to them. Indeed this feeling is further evoked with looks such as the styling of high boots paired with the jodhpur trousers. The smart interpretation of the materials are clearly based in the traditional history of mens' tailoring, allowing for timeless and classic styling. The mixture of patterns and textures gives the collection a luxuriously tactile and visually rich finish, whilst being far from overpowering in its realisation. The use of fur in the collection is one that can not be ignored, however the use from animals considered as rodents and often culled in urban areas is quite a responsible decision as opposed to the alternatives.

What are your thoughts on the collection?

Prokofiev's tale has had many adaptations over the years, however the following by Disney has remained one of my favourites.



Currently playing: Glory - Lupe Fiasco

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17 comments:

  1. I used to listen to "Peter and the Wolf" on vinyl as a kid. I think we had a record of the Disney version with Burl Ives narrating ...

    I adore these looks and feel they'd be ideal for the crushing cold of Minnesota ... which we're STILL fighting right now!

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  2. "PatW" is my favorite piece of classical music.

    These looks are my favorite pieces of men's clothing in a long, long time.

    I see why you're attracted to them, Dapper Kid. They looked "you" to me right away.

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  3. This makes me want to be a man. Or have a man in my life I could dress up.
    I remember listening to Peter and the Wolf all the time when I was little, it's still a favourite. A really original source of inspiration too

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  4. great! did you send this to philip!? r

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  5. ah, that collection is lovely! it's everything i want men to dress in. i love the sweaters, jodhpurs, and boots especially.

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  6. lol the use of rodents pulled from urban areas is actually very clever but isnt dat animal creulty too.....

    this collection reminds me of the D&G fall ads :o) ....cool

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  7. Thanks for this - I forgot all about Sparks after being impressed by his first collection. Will have to search him out.

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  8. I really liked this post about peter .... makes me think of patrick wolf & the magici position.

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  9. Ah, I love Prokiev! Peter and the Wolf remains one of my favorite pieces of his.

    That collection is marvellous. I love the woodland look. Hunting attire...it's great.

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  10. I'm in love with the concept for this collection! My favorite is the incorporation of patterned knits...it just oozes "Peter."

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  11. i wish boys i knew dressed like this :(

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  12. It looks actually looks good, really dig the duffel!

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  13. I would honestly steal those sweaters if my boyfriend owned them. Love this!

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  14. Aw Diseny puts a huge smile on my face. It was a huge part of my childhood, and I remember watching this multiple times with my bro! Love it!

    And the fur coats are amazing...

    xx-LJ from SOS!

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  15. LOVE these pictures and the collection!! Brick & Persian carpets = love!!

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  16. what does one consider an urban rodent, lapin? The tailoring and fabrication are smart but overall it feels like D&G.

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