FW14: Marni’s Twisted Birds

Marni is one Milan show we always await with bated breath. Not always accessible and certainly not always pretty, Consuelo Castiglioni’s collections are nevertheless consistently packed with power, intellectual interest, and a different perspective on femininity. Like Prada, Marni often eschews sex appeal in favor of something more articulate, more thoughtful, more experimental – all of which is a welcome respite from the overt sexiness... Read More

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

FW14: Prabal Gurung’s Mustang Kingdom

Prabal Gurung’s FW14 collection seemed softer than usual, characterized by a more subtle color palette than we’ve come to expect from this lover of florid brights. This subtle grey and navy permeated a cozy queue of chunky patchworked knits complemented by wispy asymmetrical chiffon skirts – though a rich thread of persimmon/tangerine/candy apple red/bordeaux wove its way through the collection as well, reaching a crescendo with... 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