Every so often a designer comes along with the touch of magic, the gift to be able to inspire. They will appear to have the vitality and self-assurance of one who knows they have an inordinate amount to give. There is a certain gusto and flair in every garment that is unmatched by other up-and-comers. Their collective output is spirited; gusto seems to ooze out of every pore.
Peter Pilotto is one such perfect example. They conjointly, (Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos) have certainly made their mark on the notoriously fickle world of fashion since 2009. Ethereal prints are paired with sculptural shapes. Silhouettes and draping are cleverly matched with perfectly poised textiles and prints. There is a penchant for whimsy and a focus on the otherworldly. The forms almost take on an extraterrestrial-like form. It is almost as though Diane von Furstenberg had a baby with Alexander McQueen, and then a splash of Pucci was added as an afterthought.
Peter Pilotto is now sold in 27 countries and pieces of theirs are carried in such up-market stores as Colette in Paris, Harvey Nichols in London, and Opening Ceremony in New York among others. They have a collection arriving in five days for the mass market chain US retailer, Target. People are getting pumped about it. And why should they not? This duo have produced collections worth gushing about.
“Artistic temperament sometimes seems a battleground, a dark angel of destruction and a bright angel of creativity wrestling.”
Attribution to Peter Pilotto, British Fashion Council, Switch your Style Blog, Vogue