SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEW:
PETER DAVIS TALKS ABOUT HIS 3RD OUTFIT
What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
The checkered glasses and jacket are from Supreme. The jacket is reversible. I collect everything Supreme makes (rugs, key chains, skateboard decks) and it is one of the only labels that I will wear where you can actually see “SUPREME” written anywhere. The leopard print button down shirt is by Gitman Brothers for Opening Ceremony (another store I love), the tie is vintage Stephen Sprouse, who was a friend of mine. It was given to me by Fred Hughes and has a label that reads: “For the Estate of Andy Warhol” on the inside. The pink pants are Helmut Lang back when Helmut was actually the designer. The suede shoes are by Tom Ford and the day glo yellow bag is by Cambridge Satchel Company from Dover Street Market in London.
How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I put everything together around the Sprouse tie – the neon bag obviously works and the hot pink pants just made the whole thing more colorful. Everyone talks now about ‘color blocking’ but I was going for a color-blinding look.
Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
It was all thrown together in a few minutes with the Sprouse tie as the starting point.
In a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
Let’s give it a 10 for the decibel of loudness. Or an 11, like the movie Spinal Tap – this outfit is as loud as it gets.
What roles do color, the fit and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
I love color – especially bright color. This outfit reminds me of India, which is one of my favorite countries to visit. The pinks and oranges in India somehow seem more pink and more orange over there. Color makes me smile.
How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
I’d wear this color combo all the time, even in winter. When it’s cold and gray out, nothing changes your mood than bright, bold pops of color.
Personally, I firmly believe that there is a spiritual, emotional, intellectual or psychological aspect to what/how we dress. What is your personal experience in relation to this outfit?
The tie is very emotional for me because it was given to me by Fred Hughes who was a mentor of mine and Stephen Sprouse who was a friend and the sweetest soul. Both Fred and Stephen are no longer alive but live on in my heart forever.