Wordly techniques are reinvented forming the texture of this collection. Peruvian ‘Nazca’ quilting, rug knitting, and autumn leaf embroideries are layered with scribbled velvet, crosshatch tweed, and metallic fil coupé. Allusions to highland exploration are streamlined through a hybrid sense of decorative utility.
The palette runs from black, pewter, olive to mountain blues, lucuma oranges, and oleander pinks. Statement sleeves, grosgrain trims, and touches of Mongolian goat hair highlight sculpted wool tailoring and short padded outerwear worn with patch pocket felt skirts or contrast zip flares.
Bias cut gowns of asymmetric foulard silks come embellished with brass cabochons and Swarovski totem patches, whilst fine knit dresses wrap in lace ombré, fringed passementerie and candy stripes. On foot, embroidered leather riding boots and velvet venetian slippers are crafted by Ludwig Reiter, Vienna (est. 1885).
For the Autumn Winter 2017 collection designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos, the runway space is populated by eclectic objects made by our friends. From paintings and sculpture to hard and soft furnishings, both new and antique. Sharing the same fascination for exploring collecting together.