An arrival in Milano becomes an escape from the city. Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos present their Spring Summer 2020 collection with a dose of solar optimism, swirling with the smudged florals and acid pastels of symbolist painting. Nostalgic, carefree inspirations accumulate in saturated colour and palpable textures, imbuing fresh separates for women and men with a playful elegance somewhere between the ballroom and the beach.
From iridescent to towelling textures, a focus on elevated fabrics in boyish workwear shapes joins the Peter Pilotto vocabulary of ultra-feminine drape – playing crisp and matte cottons off hammered silks, japanese wools, sandy knits and plush terrycloth.
Riffs on polos and bowling shirts contrast the sophistication of corsetry and belted sash volumes, whilst roomy jackets in topstitched damask or stonewash denim are layered with ruched, asymmetric skirts.
Pleated shorts or straight pants push all-over print stories to new heights, as petals and leaves blur against aquarelle washes. Engineered knit pieces breathe as ribbed lurex column skirts, mockneck crop tops and crochet-effect cardigans.
The Peter Pilotto leather goods collection arrives in myriad ice cream tones of nappa and satin, from crescent satchels and rounded backpacks to printed floral totes and double duty mini pouches. As though floating off the body, crystals or opaque stones congregate in celestial jewellery and adorn sparkling stiletto sandals.
Tue, September 24 2019 » Fashion Blog
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Fri, September 28 2018 » Fashion Blog
In a hothouse of winter hedonism, Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos explore the antique riches of Persia via secessionist Vienna. Tapestries, blown glass and Biedermaier become noble orals that bleed and melt into cascades and curves. The marbled palette of frosted pastels and faded jewels washes from coral, caramel, chartreuse and peach to petrol and midnight blue.
The mood is decadent and soigné, as design and décor is transposed onto textural outerwear in brushed mohair jacquards and graphic ombré dresses in hammered satin. Kaftan and kimono shapes accent a soft shoulder, and deep v-necklines tie with a demure bow.
Shawl collared tailoring in piped crepe and quilted silk are cinched with tasseled belts that loop through the waist, and engineered knit dresses dissolve into stripes and ribbons. A stained-glass effect is suffused throughout in patchworks of tufted cashmere or teddy shearling and dresses paneled in gauzy sorbet silk. Prismatic sequins and giant cabochon buttons lift the season’s opulent hand even further into the third dimension.
In collaboration with Marco Panconesi, double hoops sparkle with Swarovski crystal, and resin petals clasp the earlobe or wrist.
Sat, February 24 2018 » Fashion Blog
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.
Wed, March 29 2017 » Fashion Blog
Tue, September 20 2016 » Fashion Blog
Evoking the narrative and precision of board games, Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos rediscover their multi-hued layouts throughout their AW15 collection, with references of snakes and ladders, connect four and ludo.
Shiny counters and pieces, winding mazes and chromed cabochon buttons trace circuits down pinball inspired ensembles. Tracks are needlepunched through boucle jacquards and textures shiver resplendant with intricate handwork.
Tundra whites, dusty rose, caramel and hunter green are shot with chartreuse, peacock blue and mandarin. Tactile snowflakes are knitted into split collar ski sweaters for an opaque density that returns in the chenille-effect of baby alpaca intarsias.
Diverse tactile embellishments continue as wool embroidery blooms across silk crepe picked out in icy crystals flowers, creating a futurist motif through woolen eyelet lace.
Wed, March 4 2015 » Fashion Blog