PPQ | SPRING / SUMMER 2012
With the release of their Spring / Sumer 2012 collection “Heirloom Blues”, Amy Molyneaux and Percy Parker of PPQ celebrate a decade in business. So in true PPQ style, their birthday is applied to the collection in a mixture of fun, cheeky prints, appliqués and sugared almond tones.
Their muse, a wealthy Dallas maven, appears in each look; from the mini shirt-dresses with ruched hem, to the all-denim looks embroidered with brazen “P’s” and “Q’s”.
The collection begins with light, slightly vintage looking dresses with large buttons and smartly styled models. Gradually, it moves gracefully toward a cowgirl-esque style with skinny jeans and midriff bearing tops strutting down the runway.
Their brand name takes on a multitude of forms from the aforementioned embroidered version, to brightly coloured harlequin-esque repeated pattern –to block, alphabet lettering in gold. The endearing audacity of this mischievous feature is countered by the powerful and commanding details such as sophisticated billowing blouses and beautiful masks worn with wide brimmed, wicker hats.
Gold is a feature throughout the collection, first appearing on buttons, then adding decadent detail to tights and jeans, and lastly as a highlight on a belt buckle.
The opulence of gold is utilised to show the frivolity and playfulness of their muse, a characteristic visible throughout. Standout looks include a PPQ printed skirt suit with matching bag and a dress-come-coat in luxurious black satin.
- Rachel McCulloch