Peter Pilotto Resort 2013
Normally, dear readers, I have a calm, cool approach towards my reviews of collections. But as Team KENTON and many of my other acquaintances know, there are few labels that I will forever and ever have a tiny fan-moment when they produce anything new. And that label, is Peter Pilotto. So, if you’ll excuse me…
Ahem. Now then, on to the real review.
Harnessing their newly found calling of electric, bright, and energetic graphic prints, Pilotto and De Vos have yet again outdone themselves. Whilst their fall collection was a darker cousin to their electro-surfer spring line, the boys have taken their stronghold of bright graphic prints to create something a little bit more feminine. Whereas previous collections were focused on more streamlined and linear graphic prints, the Resort season is all about variety.
Geometric diamonds, hyperrealised floral motifs, stained glass windowed spreads, Space Invader-like Aztec paneling, and of course the signature linear strikes, and a plethora more, all clashing, matching and contrasting – the collection is a vision of what being on LSD and acid simultaneously may look like. The shapes – tailored versus deconstructed, body conscious versus boyish – accentuated the prints, highlighting the unique pattern on each design. The spirit of the season is captured effortlessly, with a mix of long sleeved and palazzo and skinnier fit pants for the colder climates, whereas the short dresses accentuated the warmer getaways.
The colors, of course, were right up the Pilotto playbook – bright blues, greens and yellows were joined by white, purple, black, gold, copper, and turquoise…in fact, every conceivable color of the rainbow is likely to be in this collection, and we love it. The shoes played in to collection perfectly well, but were slightly more toned down. All in all, the Pilotto boys have a reason to be the fashion world’s newest darlings – their ability to produce collection after collection of flawless, iconic pieces will cement them as one as London’s foremost names. And our words are surely not doing this collection any justice. So look on, dear reader, because I’ve got some palazzo and skinny fit pants to save up for…