Sunday, 20 December 2009

White Lips Kissed

The S/S 2010 Collection from London label Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos imagines the dusty, sun-bleached landscapes of far-flung destinations, born from a pure desire for the visual language of Summer. Pearly dappled greys mark the hazy summer morning, evolving into sharp bursts of burnt orange, azure blue, and rich midnight blues that echo the romantic night. Movement is luxuriously presented from their use of materials, with draped lightweight chiffon and silk conveying the summer breeze. They effortlessly ripple on the runway, darting colours out in spectrums as the clothes come to life. The collection involves jackets, high-wasited shorts, and skirts twisted in layers of hidden pleats and tucks, cinched with belts of plexiglass and embossed gold, from a reptile skin pattern created especially by Scott Wilson.

The jacket dresses have a concrete texture to them, misting into shades of orange as if the sun has left its' print. The sleeves ruffle and scrunch down to the elbow, adding texture to the sleek silhouette. Rarely have I seen grey used so beautifully in dresses. They look like sheets of silver that have melted around the model, with splashes and slices of blood red and light blue setting the pieces off. The collection strikes me as an example of sophistication and simplicity, but with a modern injection of colour and funk to give it urban relevance. With their next collection set for the London Fashion Week runway in February, the future is looking concrete for Pilotto.


  1. I love it, that's so kitsch and magical, sorry for my bad english!

  2. your english is fine, honestly. thankyou for the comment! im glad you like the pilotto clothes!