Prince Peter Collection rocks up to aid Japan in disaster relief charity fashion sale
The devastation in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami disasters in March 2011 was truly horrifying, claiming over 15,000 deaths, with over 5000 injured and over 8000 people still missing. A staggering 4.4 million Japanese households were affected by the horrors and aftermath of the events. In a show of unity and sympathy, the world rallied around to donate money, energy and time to relief funds to help in any way it could, and New York based, edgy graphic tshirt designers Prince Peter Collection stood up to support a charity fashion sale in Shibuya, Tokyo.
The sale was hosted by BRAND NEWS K.K and located in the BRAND NEWS showroom on 22 nd April 2011. BRAND NEWS K.K. is the famed marketing and PR firm representing such brands in Japan as Derek Lam, and Jason Wu. The Prince Peter Collection pieces were hugely popular with shoppers snapping up the Love Child, What's New Pussycat, X Offender, The White Snake and Heal The World rock n' roll inspired tees and tanks.
The first day saw fantastic PPC sales of 79,000 JPY, and closed with 42 pieces sold at an amazing total of 128,500 JPY (approx. $1500!) which Prince Peter Collection are proud to say will be donated to the relief fund in full!
Along with Prince Peter Collection, other brands taking part were Sea New York and YAECA, a Japanese label whose factory was located on one of the worst hit areas.
The money raised has been donated to ASAHI Ltd and other companies that were located in an area of devastation famous for its fashion industry factories such as sewing, fabrics and printing, to aid in the swift recovery of their businesses.
BRAND NEWS K.K confirmed the sale as a success and thanked Prince Peter Collection and the other designers, for their involvement in helping to get an important part of Tokyo's fashion industry up and running once again.
SPRING/SUMMER 2011 COLLECTION
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
New York, NY, September, 2010 - To kick off New York Fashion Week this Fall, Prince Peter and friends will be celebrating the new Spring/Summer 2011 collection, in true New York City style, on September 8, at a spacious, private downtown loft, located in the heart of the SoHo district of Manhattan.
Joining Prince Peter for an early evening of art, fashion and live performances, will be original rock chick Bebe Buell and her live band, performing select songs from her recent album ‘Sugar’ (Musesque Music) and the up-and-coming performance artist and songwriter, Natalia Kills (from the UK by way of Los Ange- les), whose debut live performance will reveal brand new songs from her forthcoming album, ‘The Perfec- tionist’ (Interscope/Cherry Tree Records, due for release in early 2011). Other very special surprise guests will also be in attendance.
Almost a year to the day since Prince Peter introduced his collection, and his exclusive collaboration with legendary rock n’ roll photographer, Mick Rock, to the fashion world, Prince Peter will unveil his Spring/ Summer 2011 through a recreation of Andy Warhol’s Factory in a private downtown Manhattan loft.
This time, the collection draws inspiration from an era when the City was both a muse and a canvas for artists and musicians to make their mark and create their own legacy on future jilted generations to come. The Factory meets Max’s Kansas City, celebrating all darlings of the underground and remembered in true rock n’ roll fashion.
Prince Peter’s unisex t-shirts are hand-made in the United States and appeal to both men and woman of all ages and demographics. The fabrics are airy and light, easy to tailor, layer and wear in all seasons. As Prince Peter has said, “the line is rock n’ roll t-shirts, plain and simple, and that’s good to have during this tough economy.”
Autumn/Winter 2010 Collection
February 15, 2010
New York, NY, February 2010 – Prince Peter Collection welcomes Fall/Winter 2010 by presenting a unique line inspired by the immensely popular and wildly successful 80’s New York City venues and after-hours clubs such as Danceteria, The Pyramid Club, The Mudd Club and The Palladuim. At the time, notable and emerging celebrities such as Madonna, Sade, Billy Idol, Duran Duran, artists Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat all frequented these venues. Prince Peter Collection, deemed “Virgin Spirit” is inspired by the style and music of the musicians and downtown artists of the era. Where punk and new wave denizens came together.
For this season, Prince Peter has invited his muse Jacob Dekat, to co-design several of the pieces in the collection. Every piece has also taken some inspiration from cult classic films of the rock n’ roll scene, such as Smithereens, Sid and Nancy, Desperately Seeking Susan, and Downtown 81. From Madonna’s infamous cropped jacket to the print classified ad in the film Desperately Seeking Susan. The collection is brimming with edgy playfulness but still rooted in the true punk aesthetic of last season’s collection still using some images by legendary photographer Mick Rock. Most if not all of the items in the collection are hand-made and unisex. “The fashion line this season is punk t-shirts, jackets, and the obvious accoutre- ments, and that’s good to have in a tough economy, wearable yet interesting and truly unique clothing”, says Prince Peter.
The fashion line which exploded onto the New York City for Spring/Summer of 2009 has gotten much attention from the likes of pop star’s Rihanna, Katy Perry and Maxwell to Hip-Hops artist of the year, Lil Wayne, actors Michael Pitt & Taylor Momsen, fashion muse Tallulah Harlech, models Chanel Iman and Irina Lazareanu to editor/art director Olivier Zahm of Purple Magazine and Jefferson Hack of Another/Dazed & Confused Magazine as well as many others. All have been seen wearing the collection in full effect all over the world.
Art Basel Gala
December 2, 2009
Prince Peter, the DJ turned designer from New York City was recently spotted in sunny South Beach, Miami during the annual Art Basel Gala. Art Basel, a collection of high profile art collec- tors from all over the world, come to the beach to see art and also to be seen at some very high energy and high profile parties.
Prince Peter was corgi ally invited to not only be part, but host and DJ the kickoff extravaganza in honor of the Art Basel festivities at the Shore Club, in Miami Beach. The event, took place on December 3rd 2009, and was attended by art and fashion heavy hitters such as Russell Sim- mons, and famed designer Jeremy Scott. Prince Peters' contributions to the night included a DJ set by himself and his muse Jacob Dekat, an art installation focused around the recent launch of his new fashion label, Prince Peter Collection, and a collection of performances hand-picked by Prince Peter himself.
Performers for the Art Basel kickoff party included, model Jamie Burke featuring the band Delilah, whom all were wearing Prince Peter Collection attire. Other performers included DJ sets by Mia Moretti (Katy Perry's DJ), and famed DJ Dave Katz from NYC. When Prince Peter was asked his motivation for attending the Art Basel events, he said, "It's art man, my designs are art, the photographs that were my inspiration for the shirts are art, and my muse, he is a piece of art. It all makes sense to me..."
October 20, 2009
Prince Peter Collection Spring/Summer 2010, the Rock N' Roll inspired t-shirt line conceived in New York City recently launched for the first time in Los Angeles on October 20th, 2009 at famed nightclub Guys and Dolls. The line which exploded onto the New York fashion scene in early September, has had a huge celebrity following; everyone from pop star Rihanna to U2 front man Bono. The inspiration for the t-shirt line comes from Mick Rocks' iconic music and fashion images. Together Prince Peter and Rock have taken 10 images from Rock N’ Roll history and decadence to create the Spring/ Summer 2010 collection, with particular pieces inspired by music greats David Bowie and Syd Barrett.
The collection was welcomed with huge amounts of praise at its LA debut, due mostly to its celebrity following, editorial appeal, and cutting-edge concepts. Celebrities in attendance at the October 20th presentation included: Dylan McDermott (actor), Chelsea Rodgers (muse of Prince), Evan Ross (actor ATL, son of Diana Ross), the cast of MTV Styled, DJ Wade (DJ and band member of Calypso), Michael Sutton (nightclub owner). DJ Devin Lucien (DJ).
The t-shirts, hand-made in the United States, appeal to both men and woman of all ages, demographics, and are the perfect alternative for the super-high-end fashion labels that so many of us cannot afford in these tough times, "The line is Rock N' Roll t-shirts, plain and simple, and that's good to have in a tough economy" (Prince Peter). Prince Peter Collection strategic move to launch in Los Angeles comes after much internal deliberation, "Its the right time for a Rock N' Roll line to be introduced in LA; its LA, the weather, the people, the vibe are all right for this concept" (Prince Peter). All signs for Prince Peter Collection point to a successful assimilation into LA fashion and Hollywood pop culture.
Spring/Summer 2010 Collection
September 9, 2009
The world of fashion welcomes designer Prince Peter and famed photographer Mick Rock who have joined forces in a collaborative effort to create a line of unisex t-shirts that incorporate the art of photography and graphic design. The inspiration for the t-shirt line comes from Rocks' iconic music and fashion images. The fashion line debuted in downtown New York City on September 9th, 2009.
The brainchild of Prince Peter, the over-arching vision season-to-season is to collaborate with wellknown artists and photographers, and to exhibit the famed artwork and images in t-shirt and wearable apparel form. In this way the apparel becomes wearable art, and a true collectors item. Prince Peter Collection is meant to be worn by both men and women, young and old, with an emphasis this season on edgy Rock N' Roll, awe-inspiring photographic images that Mick Rock is known for capturing in his many years of service. Together Prince Peter and Rock have taken 10 images from Rock N’ Roll history and decadence to create the Spring 2010 collection, with particular pieces inspired by music greats David Bowie and Syd Barrett.
Prince Peter Collection only in its infancy already has a huge celebrity following which held true for the launch event on September 9th, 2009. Celebrities in attendance at the show included: Glasvegas, Poppy Delevigne, Zac Malone, Isabelle McNalley, Tallulah Harlech, Mick Rock, Simon Hammerstein (owner, The Box), Jude Law (actor), Kane Manera (actor), Todd Diciurcio, Bob Gruen, Christian Joy (fashion designer), Brady Corbet (actor), Sophia Lamar, Olga Nemcova, Adam Green, The Paddingtons, Derek Kettela (photographer), Nathan Boggle (J-Crew model), Catherine Pierce (band), Johny Mischeif, Francesco Civetta, Michael James (owner, The Gates), Brandy Brechbiel (model), and Stephan Dorf (actor) among others. Also performing that night at The Box, the venue for the Prince Peter Collection after party were famed DJ's and indie bands: Cat Pierce (band), Jaime Burke (band), Calypso (band), The Postelles (band), Paul Sevigny (DJ), DJ Ruckus (DJ), Blair Of The Young Lords (DJ), all personal friends of Prince Peter himself.