Today, all eyes were on the runway for Peter Do's debut collection for Helmut Lang. There was palpable tension, as many wondered whether the collection would feature the military and police motifs that were a staple of founder Helmut Lang's work. Such references could have ignited a wave of controversy in today's political and social climate.
However, Peter Do opted for a more cautious route. His collection was significantly less risky, focusing primarily on the taxi metaphor—hence, many of the models looked like drivers. The collection also showcased white shirts—deconstructed or turned backward, much in Lang's style—jeans, and colorful dresses that punctuated the minimalist mood, another Lang signature.
Perhaps Do was too cautious, for, upon reviewing the collection, it becomes clear that it is difficult to identify any pieces that could be classified as "it-pieces." The collection plays it safe, but in doing so, it may have lost a chance to make a strong, memorable impact.