LONDON--Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos are another London design team known for their prints. Pretty soon all of London is going to be covered in digital prints. But we're not complaining.
Their first point of reference was "Japanese fetishized light trucks," which are vehicles decorated with thousands of lights--these were made into exaggerated prints, as were carnations and irises. The palette was mainly blue, yellow, and green, accented with reds occasionally.
A few elements stuck out to me: The small fur neck wraps with delineated stripes were fantastic (even though some of the smaller ones looked like furry bibs), and the laser sharp cut-outs on dresses were really striking. A recurring theme of criss-cross straps in front made frocks sexy and open and helped to prevent the vibrant prints from becoming too overwhelming. Peter Pilotto is a celeb-fave label, and we anticipate seeing a few of these in our best dressed lists come fall.
The other thing I noticed is the outerwear. Thoroughly modern, cropped puffers are Pilotto-printed, courtesy of a brand new collaboration with Austrian outerwear brand Schneiders.
Still not sure what a "light truck" looks like in real life, but we're buying Peter Pilotto's version of it.