Review: Peter Twiss AW12 Collection

We love a designer that tells a story at Spindletales about dragons, other worlds, or even their trip to the shops. So it goes without saying that Peter Twiss has got us in a love twist.

The label is back-boned and brought to life in the modern eye through his routes in Nagaland of North East India. The beauty that lies in a life of simplicity is what Peter addresses, where bespoke silk dips into dense ruching to create a sort of ethnic minimalism; call it contemporary that’s carved from the undiscovered past. The aboriginal Balgo tribe are the muses for the luscious colour to be seen in the collection, where dusty peach and fresh green are reminiscent of the landscape, and fluid shapes reflect the primitive life. The clothes invite interpretation and expression depending on how you let the silk drape and ripple, putting Peter’s ethos into action. Aboriginal glamour…we’re on board!

Words: Charles Matthews