RMIT Australia

Anna Petry

Maybe Now I’ll Get Invited to All The Pool Parties

Anna Petry’s collection delves into the world of her 10-year-old self. Inspired by the relationship we have with our homes and the furniture we surround ourselves with, the collection centres around a narrative of a child cutting up her mother’s closet, along with the couches and the curtains from the lounge room. Anna creates a sense of nostalgia, for the kid who thought matching tracksuits were the height of cool. The child who just wanted to rip apart anything she got her hands on, the kid who just wanted to be cool- dressing themselves in whatever they could find so that maybe then they would get invited to all the pool parties.
Mixing tailored jackets with soft draped curtain pieces, this collection plays with refined tailoring, as well as hacked and cut off elements. Utilising archetypes such as tracksuit pants, suit jackets and shirts, Anna explores vivid tones and textures of velvet, plastic and wool suiting fabrics.