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Brief Published: 20 Sep 2011

LFW S/S 2012: Prints at Peter Pilotto


Christopher De Vos and Peter Pilotto – the design duo behind London-based label Pete Pilotto – showed their print-based collection for Spring/Summer 2012 at London Fashion Week yesterday. Water and exotic shores seem to be the main inspiration, with scuba and surf influences evident in both the silhouette and styling details, such as exposed zips and body-con shapes.

The colour palette was vibrant and exotic with tomato reds, lime green and a full spectrum of azure blues clearly translating Pilotto’s Indonesian inspirations. The stars of the collection – the prints – were trademark Pilotto in their graphic essence, with palm tree overlays and bold, block-coloured florals, which were fun rather than overtly feminine.

The shape of the body was accentuated with contouring dresses, trousers and pencil skirts giving the collection a sense of confident sexiness. Full skirts, high-necks and lattice sheer detailing added drama and texture to the collection, with embellished perspex shoes created by British shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood proving covetable accessories.

London Fashion Week concludes tomorrow.

London Fashion Week