Neoprene cowboy boots sauntered to the bass-heavy dance tracks that blasted from the speakers at Per Hansson’s RCA grad show “where off-kilter high hats chimed in intermittently.” Or at least that’s how Per described it. The bar where we were seated had transformed into a frame-by-frame catwalk of his MA collection. “This is the vibe I feel from the collection,” he explains as he launches into the influences that music played on his pieces. Hailing from a small town in Sweden, Per always had a penchant for music. Heavy metal was his genre of choice and if he wasn’t playing in his own band, he would either be at concerts or online, virtually experiencing them. “The pieces I designed are influenced by the types of clothing that you see people wear at mosh pits or those in the music circle,” he elaborates – which explains the distressed T-shirts that compliment his heavily zipper embellished trousers. The trousers, being the main focus of the collection, were designed to be interchangeable and convertible through a system of zippers that Per had skilfully situated. Zipping one up, the other down or all the way around would change the silhouette functioning as an interactive experience between the wearer and the garment.