Peter Pilotto reaches stratospheric new heights in design excellence with a technicolor, structural collection for Spring/Summer 2014.
Oscar Wilde famously said, “One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art,” and Pilotto’s latest enables the latter. Inspired by renowned Los Angeles sculptor, Ken Price, Pilotto explores the relationship between color and construction. The canvas is the female form, which becomes exaggerated on the Pilotto runway in crinoline-lined hoop skirts that angle out from the hip and curvy, layered ruffle details that practically defy description. His creations come to life when painted with vibrant springtime hues that come in paler versions of neon prints and high-gloss silks. Textural details appear in the form of intricate embroidery and spiderweb lace accents. Put these all together on one look and you’ve got something remarkable on your hands.
The Great Ones in fashion – Coco, Yves, Elsa – put forward clothing engineered so beautifully that they ignited the fashion world. A new breed of designer has come screaming out of London with vibrant prints and tailoring techniques that take modern fashion to new extremes. We owe Mary Katrantzou, Christopher Kane, Marios Schwab and their ilk a lot when it comes to innovation, but at the head of that class you’ll find Peter Pilotto – working and weaving clothing into forms that are nothing short of magical.
Photos: Courtesy of GoRunway