Local fashion: Introducing Deadly Ponies FW21

Injecting well-needed fanfare into the year ahead, the new FW21 collection from DeadlyPonies explores refreshed eccentricity with a dollop of the classic refinement so loved by fans of the luxury accessories brand.

Featuring candy-coloured pops of foxglove and meringue, alongside exaggerated puffy additions later in the season, FW21 explores festivity through fluid movement and form. Grounded with rich, neutral hues, the collection sees tactile textures of high gloss lizard, noir and sepia python, toffee croc make their debut, and the anticipated return of their fan-favoured calf-hair leather; this season in a custom-designed leopard print.

Playful proportions and structures collide with three new season heroes: the Ripple, Twister and downsized Mr Sling Micro. A refresh on their much-loved signature style Mr. Boxette, the Ripple Midi and Mini play with soft pleats on an angular form. It elegantly showcases the design team’s pattern-making expertise, and their ability to create lines that fold and fall sharply while complementing a soft, sumptuous shape. Twister sees an innovative take on the classic tote bag in oversized proportions, with a twisted top handle and cloud-like form, before transforming into a clean, structured silhouette.

“With our Ripple family we wanted to create a quintessential evening bag,” says Liam Bowden, Deadly Ponies Creative Director. “The style is all-encompassing, it is a clutch and wallet in one carefully considered piece. Breaking from a traditional chain strap, we’ve designed a delicate rope handle that can be doubled over or removed for versatility.”

Deadly Ponies FW21 is available online and in-store now.