FW14: Peter Pilotto’s Mountain Majesty

Peter Pilotto‘s Christopher de Vos and Peter Pilotto produced another swoon-worthy collection to salivate over for F/W 14. Overt themes included mountains, geometric colorblocking, balaclavaesque turtlenecks, and bejeweled separates. To me the models looked like a mountain-dwelling, gemstone mining, sacred geometry-observing subspecies. Peter Pilotto’s collections never seem to falter when it comes to richness of color, texture, and design.... Read More

Placket Racket: A Selfie Series

As I skimmed the Spring 2014 Ready to Wear collections for gems, pinning like a madwoman, I marveled at at the sheer number of sheer numbers – that is, completely transparent blouses, dresses, pants, skirts – that fistfuls of designers trotted out. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a season with more model nipples. I had just finished Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart, and dystopic visions of sheer Onionskin jeans were... Read More

Proportion, Print, Puff: Peter Pilotto F/W13

London brand Peter Pilotto‘s star just keeps rising higher and higher. Pilotto and partner Christopher De Vos were at the vanguard of the digital print revolution that has cut a huge swath through the fashion landscape over the past 4 years, withstanding with panache the sober onslaught of the minimalists. Peter Pilotto, Fall/Winter 2013 For Fall/Winter 2013, Peter Pilotto thumbed its nose at those who have wryly begun to question the wisdom... Read More

Palme d’Or

Tropical flora has long been a recurring motif in Spring/Summer and Resort apparel collections, though it’s certainly had its moments of being cracked down on by the fashion police. (The Hawaiian shirt, after all – especially when worn in concert with a big camera, big belly and big mouth – has become synonymous with the obnoxious American tourist abroad.) And yet tropical prints do suggest the heaven on earth that awaits us as we... Read More

Stardust and Stuff

It’s hard to miss the stunning galactic imagery that has flooded fashion the for the past few seasons. 2010’s 20th anniversary of the Hubble telescope’s journey has inspired countless designers to take a tumble through space, concocting a variety of collections splashed with the gorgeous nebulae images brought to us by Hubble. The galactic bug that bit Peter Pilotto for his F/W 2008 collection and  Risto Bimbiloski for his 2009... Read More