24 February 2010

LFW AW10 Report: Peter Pilotto

London Fashion Week is fast gaining a reputation for a really fresh take on prints and textiles, not least thanks to the talent of the duo behind Peter Pilotto.

The work of Peter, and his partner Christopher De Vos, is best known for their high tech digital print techniques and a winning way with draping fabric that is almost clinically modern, round the body in a completely sensual away.  

This season their mission was to explore the territory where science and nature meet. So, simple coats were made from both soft and very tactile wools, laid alongside panels of shiny silver leather. Skinny pants were tailored to follow the form of the leg in dazzling fluorescents with side seams sitting out like fins.

Craft-y paisley prints were blown out and combined with a kaleidoscopic effect of sharp geometric shapes. And through all of this, colours ran like a rather elegant living room palette: blush pink, moss green and toffee brown.
Those flashes of silver were offset with trims of fur to give the high tech a tender edge.

With a growing presence on the red carpet and hot ticket status at the shows, these two designers are becoming a really thought provoking presence on the London catwalks.


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