What: Powder puff pastels, Rubicks cube prints and patched cowboy denim.
Lowlights: some micro mini bandage dresses loaded with gold accessories feel a bit trashy, but it’s all part of the fun.
Overall: it’s candy floss meets cowboy and western – with a little bit of trashy Eighties thrown in for fun. For spring 2012, PPQ mix powder pinks and lemon sorbets with bright, clashing colours reminiscent of a Rubicks cube in a collection that’s as quirky as we’ve come to expect from the London design duo. Micro mini bandage dresses barely covered bums and occasionally came with coloured chiffon ribbons flapping from the shoulder, while pastel dresses took the shape of sweet-like evening designs. Tights and leggings, courtesy of Bebaroque (who collaborated with PPQ on prints and select pieces this season), featured bold prints of the PPQ crest, denim came Western-inspired and patched – part of PPQ’s collaboration with Lee Jeans – and tailored bra tops were paired with various pencil skirts for a mix and match effect. And for fun, crystal harnesses, gold key earrings and gold tip heels finished looks with attitude. It’s cute, edgy and a little bit crazy, but that’s its appeal – and boy is it fun.
Watch the video of PPQ’s spring/summer 2012 show below: