Runway Review: Peter Pilotto

Moving away from their typical power prints, design duo Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos unveiled a dazzling array of iridescent finishes, three dimensional textures and clever laying techniques for spring/summer 2015.

The silhouette was trim – form-skimming with super-low v necks in places. An array of dresses with hankerchief style layers and hemlines added a flirty touch, combining contrasting block colours. Noted casual looks included t-shirt shapes with abstract shapes printed or hand-stitched on in a synthetic palette, worn with wide-stripe flares and the sporty wide-strap sandals that were a constant throughout.

The embroidery used across tops and dresses was quite honestly exquisite, with coils and fans of guipure mixing with macrame and a custom jacquard. The intricate hand-stitched decoration glistened in the show’s disco-lit venue, comprising of florals, rosettes and unusual symmetric abstract patterns, and concluding with a cascade of overlaid sequins, seen on skirt pleats and jersey panelled dresses.

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