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. The Uprising Tote in Black does just that. A classic, sturdy tote bag cut from high-quality cotton canvas, the Uprising Tote features seasonal graphic prints on both sides.
One is adorned with the ‘Rise up’ graphic that depicts a figure rising up from the pavement, a sly reference to the May ’68 protests in Paris of which one of the most prominent slogans was “sous less paves, la plage” (under the pavement, the beach). On the other side is the seasonal ‘Aqueduct’ motif, one of the first and most significant feats of ancient engineering, alongside an amoeba-like print and the words ‘Into the Eternal Darkness. Into the Light.’
Made from 100% cotton.
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