This past weekend I met up with international designer Jason Christopher Peters in New York City to talk about his debut menswear line. I was able to take a look at some of the mock up looks & trust me, they are dope. Here is our interview…
DC: ‘So after all these years in the industry, what made you want to finally do a menswear line?’
JCP: ‘It wasn’t actually planned. Since my male audience is just as big as my female audience for my couture line, I thought it was the right time. I’m actually launching a baby and kids ready to wear line also. I’m one of the designers that had a more couture appeal, but with the changing fashion industry I felt I’d be able to finally get into designing everyday wear.’
DC: ‘So what can we expect from your Menswear line?’
JCP: ‘Its a toned down version of my couture line. Its a laid back RTW line. You guys can expect lots of crewnecks, hoodies, tees & tanks with my signature bear as the front man. I paid really close attention to the detailing on everything. I wanted my line to be done right without any imperfections.’
Its great to be a designer and actually wear your own brand.
DC: ‘Mr. Peters you’re a very busy man, what else do you have lined up for 2014?’
JCP: ‘I’m busier than ever. Right now, I’m focusing on my menswear line but I’m working on all aspects of my brand as a whole. For each part of my brand, I just want to make great wearable pieces of art that everyone enjoys. I’ve also been approached by several networks to return to reality t.v, but I’m not to sure yet, so you guys just have to wait and see.’
DC: ‘So when can we expect your line to hit the web for purchase?’
JCP: ‘The line is up now on my site so everyone can start placing their orders. I’ve worked really hard on this collection, so I hope my loyal fans and new ones love the pieces as much as I do. I’d also like to see everyone hashtag #JasonChristopherPeters on Instagram wearing their favorite piece from my collection. Instagram is a major platform to get your name and brand out to the masses including celebrities. You never know who’s going to check out your pictures.’
DC: ‘Last but not least, what celebs would you love to see wearing your line?’
JCP: ‘Their are so many great fashionable artist out right now, but I would love to see Miley Cyrus rocking my new line. I’m a huge fan of Kanye West too. Seeing him, Kim and baby North West would be amazing.’
Mr.Peters and I sat and talked for almost two hours. He is very articulate and passionate when it comes to his work and it shows. This is definitely going to be a huge year for Mr.Peters and I can’t wait to see what else he has in store for 2014.
You can shop the new collection here
Follow Jason on Instagram & Twitter @JasonCPeters