Only last month, Peter Pilotto and Christopher Vos, the design duo behind ‘Peter Pilotto‘, were winners of the prestigious BFC / Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. Despite competition from the likes of House Of Holland and Mary Katrantzou, Pilotto’s signature vibrant colours and outstanding prints stood out as a winner for the judging panel.
For AW14, the duo sent their well-known feminine, sculpted silhouettes down the catwalk but with a very grown-up and sophisticated twist:
“In their show notes the designers said they had been inspired by “hybrids and fusion”. In clothing terms, this meant playing on contrasts and extremes to make for an extended design repertoire that went beyond just the saturated prints and colour combinations that have so successfully contributed to their career this far. Bold embellishment was added to the mix for dense encrustations of blue and coral stones on serious coats. It was a nice new direction to see. Silhouettes were confident and they should be. This was a reflection on how these boys have now made their mark on the industry and everyone is accordingly taking note.” – Vogue.com
Prints were inspired by the travels of Pilotto and Vos; mountainous landscapes and sunset vistas interpreted both literally as well as through zig zag shapes and criss cross patterns. I loved the emphasis on the waist on some of the body conscious dresses in this collection, and the navy, red and violet colour scheme (passion, seduction and death suggests my husband.) Not a bad way to go, Peter Pilotto.
Photos: Sonny Vandevelde.