There’s no denying the transformative power of a ‘finishing touch’. Whether it’s a pair of shoes that take you from uncertain to invincible, or a bag that takes you from comfy to cutting-edge, it is indeed all in the details. Bringing this message of evolution home for autumn/winter 2021 is accessories and footwear brand, Pedro. Ushering in an era of fresh new designs, this season’s offerings see an art-inspired line up of sculptural bags and shoes meant for the style-savvy.
Infiltrated by the dynamism of life—from the nostalgia of road trips to the energy of street art—the campaign, titled ‘Change is to Evolve’, is a reaffirmation of the brand’s ethos: emboldening individuality through everyday fashion. At the heart of Pedro is the aim to weave the subtle with the decorative, providing effortless essentials for those looking to explore their unique style identity. Its autumn/winter 2021 collection is a reflection of just that, providing beauteous staples for wardrobes that transcend culture, generations and gender.
While the women’s collection is a melding of feminine-meets-utilitarian pieces such as angular hobo bags, over-the-knee boots and structured shoulder bags, the men’s range fares just as fashion-forward with versatile sling pouches, chunky neoprene sneakers and penny loafers. Rounded off with a colour palette of olive, white, camel and black, Pedro’s mission for the season proves as such: statement-makers are all the rage.
The collection’s items are given a fitting stage as well. Lensed by Singaporean director Choānn, Pedro’s autumn/winter 2021 video campaign catapults international runway model Kaigin Yong and buzzy newcomer Ding Wei into a Stanley Kubrick-inspired universe of elusive portal-photo booths, looming ladders and alternate realities. The 2001: A Space Odyssey set-up sees Yong and Ding as an alternative, protagonist couple getting taken through a vortex of ever-changing style personas—accessories in tow.
And you can get in on the quantum-jumping too. Here, Vogue Singapore’s fashion team curates bag-shoe pairings for five different occasions, come space or earth-side.
1. Urban dwelling
If your wardrobe is only as good as the night-out gems you have in them, then these versatile urban-friendly options are ones to consider for your next bar outing. While the Venus hobo bag serves up Greek-inspired drapes and an eye-catching brick colour, the heeled ankle boots make for a chic yet fuss-free finisher. Two statement pieces in one outfit? Sign us up.
2. Everyday errands
With elevated comfort being a big theme on the autumn/winter 2021 runways, sticking to classic shapes and colours while amping them up with luxurious materials and subtle detailing helps to upgrade everyday wear. For put-together daily looks, the collection offers both the Tangram hobo bag and Icon leather penny loafers that serve up on style and function.
3. Weekend wind-down
Pedro’s Utility structured shoulder bag makes a case for bright, optimistic hues and multi-compartment totes—two staples that are back in a major way as of late. While the bag sports a masculine and boxy shape, its olive green colourway adds feminine flair. Paired with the collection’s chain-strap slingback leather pumps, this look delivers big on sophistication.
4. Hipster hiking
With the resurgence of hiking as the It-hobby of the moment, Pedro’s Utilitarian backpack and Tectonic sneaker pairing is a fitting duo that promises to deliver on both trend and trail. With complimentary khaki hues and functional aspects such as a double lace-up system and neoprene panels, this trek-friendly look is one that’ll have you in with the sporty set without compromising on style.
5. Kickin’ it casual
If you’ve been looking for a way to dress up your everyday kicks, this pairing is bound to have you ditching the dress shoes for good. Though Pedro’s black boxy sling bag is an attention-grabber on its own, its chain-strap detailing and sleek finish is the perfect accompaniment to the collection’s high-top Beat lace-up sneakers. If you’re on the hunt for the ultimate laissez faire vibe, this is the combination to consider.
Pedro’s autumn/winter 2021 collection is now available to explore in all local stores as well as online. Head on down to its website to get a closer look.