Peter Pilotto Spring 2017 - Runway Review
September 18, 2016
Transported into a Latin American adventure, a sense of high energy prevailed at by way of the design duo Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos showcasing one of their best collections to date. Aplomb with delicate silhouettes and folksy motifs inspired by the South American landscape—as seen through the eyes of a child—the results were dreamy.
Long Irish linen dresses in pastel hues adorned with gold embroidery led the charge through the continents, a melding of pre-Colombian and European colonial; light-as-air lace gowns were festooned with cartoonish patches offset by colored macramé frills around the waist or sleeves, and rustling taffeta dresses had a decidedly other-worldly privileged feel.
And while boldly patterned sweeping dresses were aplenty, it’s wasn't a singular message show. In fact, the designers’s “Tropical Baroque” theme hoisted them all the way to the beach by way of gingham dresses and off-the-shoulder denim ones, too. A bevy of halter tops, small macramé bags and flower-print cotton dresses rounded out the offerings. It all made for plenty of fun—their lushness in aesthetic not sacrificed by an inability of wear.