Runway Report: Peter Pilotto SS16

Lace, structure and smocking – there were many ways to enjoy Peter Pilotto’s show on Monday evening, but if designers Christopher de Vos and Peter Pilotto are to give anything a stamp of approval for SS16, it’s probably a heavy dose of all three.

Complementing a perfect pastel-hued palate, the collection, for the most part, was made of bohemian smocking, cotton, delicate Chantilly lace and denim. Think of it as your modern girl’s guide to romance, the Pilotto way – wide (or, wider than your average) culottes, figure-hugging dresses, cropped tops, tiered skirts, and of course those little details Pilotto and Vos never give a miss: ruffles, pocket skirts, geometric patterns, and an occasional touch of extra lace here and there.

All in all, a successful collection for the Pilotto boys, who also debuted their first footwear collection during the show: a combination of heel heights – ankle-strapped mid heels, stilettos and mules – featuring in similar, playful colours found in the collection.

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