Get To Know: Nicholas Petrou of PETROUMAN


We just got in our Fall shipment of PetrouMan (Greece-born, Central Saint Martin’s-educated, now New York-based designer Nicolas Petrou’s men’s line) and we couldn’t be more into it or more excited to get into it. By injecting traditional Americana staples with bohemian, tribal-inflected cool, Petrou delivers pieces that are ingeniously edgy yet tasteful (I mean, we’re talking about a man who once sent wing-tipped, macramed Doc Martens down the runway.) This Fall, PetrouMan is all about tartans, Navajo prints, and polka dots and mixing these traditional patterns up in unorthodox, undeniably rad, ways . We fell in love at first sight with PetrouMan and know you will too. Below we talk to Nicolas Petrou a bit about what drives PetrouMan.

What is your name and what do you do?

Nicolas Petrou, Creative Director at PETROUMAN

What are you doing tonight?

Walking my 2 dogs in the East Village and watching a documentary on Pina Bausch.

What’s the vision behind PETROUMAN?

Precise tailoring, attention to proportions and details, manipulation of fabric, hand techniques, and appliques.

Freeform list of brand inspirations.

Ralph Lauren, Junya Watanabe

If you could dress anyone living or alive who would it be?

Louis Garrel

What’s something you would like to do that you haven’t done yet?

Visit Marrakech

Favorite place in New York for inspiration

My personal book library

Last coolest discovery.

Sound direction control. They can now direct sound to a single individual, like a laser beam. Truly amazing.

What are you being for Halloween?

Really nothing…

Make up your own question and answer it.

What is your favorite movie?

Death in Venice by Thomas Mann and direction by Luchino Visconti

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