Rather than more closely align themselves with the fashion trends endemic to Europe’s fashion capital, P.A.M.’s move to Paris seems like little more than another stop on their psychedelic odyssey. Perks and Mini is named after founders’ Micha Hollenbach and Shauna Toohey monikers as graffiti artists, and judging from this season’s collection, entitled “Under_Ground,” they have not lost their eye for subcultural agitation.
Over the years, P.A.M. have expanded the possibilities of the tote bag via experimentation with materials, size, and colour, bringing the simple accessory with them on their ventures into otherworldly visual realms. Tote bags have also often been a place, a literal canvas on which the label combines their seasonal graphics, revealing connections that may otherwise be lost.
Though seemingly an experiment in pattern clash juxtaposition, upon closer inspection, the bold patterns of the U.G. Sampler Bag reveal themselves as P.A.M.’s flower motif in various guises. Referencing the hip-hop tradition of sampling, this piece takes three patterns from this season’s collection and revealing continuity in the clash. Constructed from sturdy ripstop, the main part of the bag features a camo pattern, with the flower motif camouflages as the pattern’s black component. One face is constructed from soft polyester pile, featuring an all-over seasonal pattern. Other features include an internal zip pocket, side pocket, jacquard webbing handles, and a number of embroidered 3D flower patches.
Main made from 100% cotton ripstop.
Contrast made from 100% polyester.
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