Peter Pilotto FW 2016 at LFW
Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos Divine a winding route through glacial climes for autumn winter 2016, pulled along by a frosty thread of nordic symbolism. The fragile beauty of arctic tundra and the aurora borealis inform a collection shivering with life beneath a crystalline veneer.
Strange pastels lift from earthen to icy tones, as linear motifs read primitive and mystical traced in guipure lace or chenille embroidery down flouncing skirts belted with a sash. tailored pant suits in stripe velvet fit snugly over dentelle collar blouses, and flou gowns are ruffled in liquid satin cut on the bias. knitwear echoes lace in ultrafine lurex, or adds volume as a giant fairisle.
Long-sleeved dresses explore the drape of circular patternwork, and a subtle return to print arrives as a spray of winter flowers and a leafy harlequin design.
Patchworks of thread embroideries, cascading argyle and guipure lace fall in delicate wave structures down cloqué peplum tops and cocktail gowns. They are embedded with glinting swarovski adornment, complementing the debut of the ‘arbol’ jewellery collection by peter pilotto for swarovski, inspired by mechanical artworks and the molecules of nature.
A bespoke painted coat with 3/4 sleeves created in collaboration with the british artist caragh thuring is traced with splashes of white gouache, whilst long outerwear shapes remix duffelcoat details on sumptuous textiles from a topographic mountain print to blooming metallic wool or plush faux fur. pointed suede sock boots are overlaid with a metallic cage and block heel, setting the collection’s graphic abstraction on solid ground.