Striking a delicate balance between classic craftsmanship and creativity, Deadly Ponies’ latest collection does that while also moving towards a bold new direction.
The iconic New Zealand brand’s Spring’23 collection is full of anarchic energy inspired by Britain’s ‘bad girl’, Tracey Emin, an artist known for her autobiographical and confessional work.
With seasonal hues, neon texts and paint splatters taking a brassy industrial hardware update, the Deadly Ponies revolution has begun the combination of Emin’s work and beach holidays.
“I was first introduced to Emin at Tate Modern in London and have since been drawn to her gritty, thought-provoking artistic works. I love the contrast of the confessional pieces, paired with very playful materials with an innocent undertone,” said Deadly Ponies Founder and Creative Director Liam Bowden.
“Her approach gave us the perfect palette to work from. Spring ’23 hues bring together ivy, rockpool, nougat, and our signature python print in Jellybean with ridges of flavourful lime.”
New silhouettes include Mr Ferris Midi, a medium shoulder bag with a zip closure and two debuting Bellboys.
As a nod to its heritage, the brand also features a new matte finish of its recyclable solid brass hardware and the classic Deadly Ponies chain detailing inspired by its shipyard history.
Drop III of the SS23 collection is set to launch this November.