UNDER_GROUND - P.A.M (Perks and Mini)
For millennia the Under_Ground has been demonised. The concept of hell below has tormented and enthralled people. Feeding irrational fears, the threat of purgatory has kept people behaving (or not) and driven any alternative thoughts and practices Under_Ground. But there is no hell below. The Earth is a complex living system that consists of different layers that extend to a solid metal inner core. Under the ground, upon which one walks, there are tectonic plates, molten iron and rocks, mineral deposits, gold, lapis lazuli, stalactites, stalagmites, sewers, catacombs, manholes, soil and worms too. There is a vast network of life-sustaining ecosystems that provide soil the nutrients to grow food. Likewise, creative ecosystems and subcultures provide nourishment for the people.
Get ready for another dramatic collection by P.A.M. (Perks And Mini), the fashion and lifestyle brand based in Paris founded by Misha Hollenbach and Shauna Toohey. In their A/W 2020 collection Under_Ground, P.A.M. expresses gratitude to the space below the surface that teems with life and invigorates the soul. P.AM.'s passage into these deep depths below feeds us stalactites, stalagmites, manhole covers, fur and daisies. Besides shirts, jackets, jumpers and trousers, the collections offers some great accessories. Get your hands on the silver fangs necklace and the furry bum bag.
... and quoting Perks and Mini:
"Rising from the Under_Ground, one dances Eternal Darkness, Into the Light. Take the subversive passage there. Enter via the manhole on the left or the local club or the pages of a book. In the Under_Ground, 3 Chairs has nothing to do with Goldilocks. UR is not texting terminology. And The Hills of Kathmandu Have Eyes. Excitement builds here unfettered in the depths far away from safe social constructs, restrictions and mainstream judgement; it always has. The Under_Ground is where culture sprouts and mutates, breaking through to the light of day – still tingling. Can You Feel It?"