The Clothes: As always with Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, the design duo behind Peter Pilotto, their one of a kind prints took center stage. What Pilotto and De Vos did differently for spring, was to start with a black and white palette and gradually build in the color–red, orange, light blue and neons. They also added in couture shapes–the last looks had full skirts that moved away from the body–to their usual roster of close-to-the-body pencil skirted silhouettes.
What the Designer Said: Peter Pilotto was the featured womenswear designer at Pitti Uomo this season. Artistic designer Johnny Lu created a special computer program to generate prints for the presentation, in which the designer tricked out a 15th century palazzo in their ultra modern digital prints. The experience had an impact.
“We were very inspired by our experience in Florence and the places we saw, the palazzos, and so we had elements of the frescoes from the palazzos hand illustrated and we added them,” Pilatto told me, adding that they continued to use Lu’s computer program to generate prints for part of their spring collection. “We wanted to bring that whole experience of Pitti into the collection…we found it so interesting to see our modern prints in those historic places, that they could perfectly live together, we found very inspiring.”
The Hair & Makeup: Hair was parted down the middle and secured loosely in a low pony tail. Loose strands framed the face. Makeup was bare–cheeks were well defined.
The Soundtrack: Electronic
The Vibe: Just like the palazzo in Florence, Peter Pilotto covered runway with their prints. Only instead of contrasting with the centuries old frescoes, this time it all looked very space age in Topshop’s futuristic venue.
The Front Row: Editors. The usual.
Celebrity We’d Most Like to See Wearing this Collection: Emma Watson, Kate Bosworth, Emma Stone