Peter Do Debuts Menswear for Spring23 – by Aybuke Barkcin

For designer Peter Do, it was a day of many firsts. The New York based designer presented his SpringSummer23 collection with a star packed runway, revealing a collaboration with Korea’s largest entertainment company SM Entertainment.

The crossover between fashion and Kpop is continuing to prove fruitful for many brands, as each star comes with a large social media following, grasping the Gen-Z generation. For Peter Do, it was the perfect occasion to debut his menswear line with a runway opening from NCT member JENO, who wore a double breasted jacket fitted at the waist, styled with side-slit trousers.

The 60 piece collection was a continuation of Peter Do’s study on sleek tailoring, featuring floor-length trench coats, four-piece suits, cashmere oversized knits, bulky messenger bags, over-stitched jackets, sheer transparent tops… The pleated skirt, a stable at the brand, came with belt attachments that could be worn over any garment. The simple white buttoned shirt was transformed into a deep V cut, revealing more skin.

Though the season was a first for menswear by name, it was unisex and genderless, a collection for all. The crisp tailoring which defines Peter Do’s concrete design aesthetic was balanced out with light-wear pieces which explored wardrobe basics with more sensuality and fluidity.


Aybuke Barkcin

Aybüke Barkçin is an art director, photographer, curator and writer that looks at fashion through the lens of political and societal dynamics. She completed her master's Creative Direction in POLIMODA, Italy and has a background in International Relations and Graphic Design. Her work can be found in her website: