“Fly, mr. Darling!” collection by Lucas Straetmans was inspired by the concept of Peter Pan, children who won’t grow up; which he translated into old and boring businessmen who long for their childhood. Lucas started from the traditional male business suit, to which he added (among other) color, fun, humor, femininity and decent amount of cuteness. He wanted to confront the stereotype of the men who are afraid to dress any different with a very feminine men’s collection to which they are not immediately drawn, but which fascinates them and encourages them to surpass the boxes in their head which are labeled “men only” and “women only”.

Lucas Straetmans is studying Fashion at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium.



photography: Dominique Dierick

designer: Lucas Straetmans