A foray into natural elements and textures

Step inside Deadly Ponies’ Spring Summer ‘21, with elements and textures harmoniously uniting in an exploration of space. The collection takes inspiration from Charlotte Perriand’s House of a Young Man, 1935, which considers the ideal studio space at the time; with terracotta tiles, rush chairs, modernist art and unique leathers placed thoughtfully throughout the interior. SS21 presents a rich colour palette, traversing each considered element in Perriand’s design and reimagined with Deadly Ponies refinement for a contemporary season.

“I look to Charlotte Perriand as a muse. She was a pioneer in the design industry and a creative female voice during a time when there were few opportunities, with a really unique style. She would often be seen wearing a stainless steel necklace, as if she was wearing pearls with a really strong, masculine or modern edge. Sometimes the smaller details can make the biggest statement.”

- Liam Bowden, Creative Director

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Reflecting Perriand’s work, prairie hues of moss, thyme and cornflower welcome the anticipated arrival of Spring for Part I. Traversing form and texture, our first instalment presents a super-fine, luxurious suede across intricate new shapes and the return of some of Deadly Ponies’ most-loved pieces. Sculptural new additions include the Cloud Bender, a reimagined, architectural tote, Twister Mini - a compact, bucket bag silhouette, and the return of our gathered Cinch Mini. SS21 also warmly welcomes the arrival of a new family on the block - the Bowman’s. Delectable dumplings in an array of sizes, we first meet our Bowman and Bowman Mini for Part I, with Bowman Midi arriving later in the season.

Gradient treatments and tactile textures reach new heights with Part II, exploring a vibrant, two-toned python dip conflated by ombre-hued amethyst croc. Subtle hues of quail provide a delicate grounding to Part II in sumptuously soft suede and their classic buttery leather. Taking the exploration of space one step further, the glow capsule references the work of James Turrell, distorting depth and creating an illumination of colour. Part III welcomes the warmer evenings, with hues of terracotta and atlantic complementing bold, brass chain adornments and python treatments.