Playful Sophistication with Peter Pilotto’s Grown Up Game Board Dresses
Fashion One invites you to take a look at the Peter Pilotto autumn/winter 2015 collection shown at London Fashion Week. We bring you the highlights of the runway presentation and take you backstage to hear from the design duo behind the label.
The London based brand continued their reputation for bold prints with a collection inspired by games and playing boards. The mechanical aspects of pinball machines were a big influence with flipper formations, shoots and targets being reinterpreted into tube-like mazes and block shapes with metallic detailing. Other pieces saw hints of playing pieces and counters scattered across nipped waist dresses and borders and panels highlighted in piping and trims on jackets and skirts.
The designers, Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, also talk about the silhouette and the white garments that build up throughout the presentation into bursts of bright peacock blue and sage green with mustard yellow and fiery red accents on black. They enjoy manipulating and exploring new fabrics such as lace prints, jacquards and woven fabrics mixed with fur appliqués, embroidery and embellishment, this combination of mediums is key to the world of Peter Pilotto.
There was a 70s retro futurism feel not only in the colour palette but in the bold patterns and motifs created from the playful inspiration. Buckles, buttons and fastenings also contributed as game components accessorized with eye-catching colourful block heeled boots.