Quotes + Photos: Peter Do

Even in our phygital age, where IRL and URL presentations are supposed to be equal, well, the show is the thing. So when Peter Do set out to do his first-ever runway show for the spring 2022 season at Greenpoint’s scenic Skyline Drive the pressure was on. “It feels like we’re all stepping into a new chapter,” he said of the preparation that began early in August and lasted for nearly six weeks. 

In the days leading up to his September 8 debut, Do took Vogue along for the ride, showcasing everything from early samples to the casting process. “The focus will return to garment artistry,” he told Nicole Phelps when he announced his plans to join the NYFW schedule, and the intimate photos he shares here prove the point: making fashion happen is a painstaking, familial, and personal process. “This show is an opportunity for us to establish, rekindle, and strengthen connections within our community, while also in turn highlighting all the ways in which these communities have supported us since day one.”  

Here, the designer, nominated for the CFDA’s Womenswear Designer of the Year Award at this Wednesday’s CFDA Awards ceremony, shares his NYFW photo diary.

Two weeks before our first show. I can’t believe we’re doing this but we’re moving to a larger studio space today at Industry City [in Brooklyn]. I don’t recommend moving design studios before a fashion show! But the new studio has incredible light, overlooks the water, and brings a new energy for our team.

*This is an article from VOGUE published on November 8, 2021; See the original article here.

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