6 posts tagged "Christopher De Vos"
Hot on the heels of releasing its much-touted collaboration with Phillip Lim, Target has announced today that it’s crossing the pond for its next team-up, tapping print-meisters Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos (the designers behind British label Peter Pilotto) to design a limited-edition Spring ’14 range. The label, which sent its main Spring ’14 collection down the catwalk at London fashion week today (left), will turn out Target wares that ring in under $60. This collaboration also marks the first time Target has partnered with Net-a-porter, who will sell a selection of the Peter Pilotto x Target pieces on its website. Will this lineup—set to hit stores in February—inspire the same frenzy as Lim’s Fall offering? Stay tuned…
The more you look at a Peter Pilotto print, the less you understand it. That’s got to be at least part of the charm and the appeal of Pilotto and Christopher De Vos’ print-mad label, which showed its Resort collection here in Florence as the invited guests of Pitti W last night. Their venue was the thirteenth-century Palazzo Borghese, one of those incredible, noble residences that barely attract everday notice, as if they weren’t in short supply. (In fairness, here, they aren’t.) The clash of the august setting with Pilotto and De Vos’ ultramodern prints was, of course, intentional. It was one they played up by using the event to take visitors, all 2 million of them, it seemed, crammed into the sweltering manse, behind the curtain. Their prints come courtesy of the London creative director and tech wiz Jonny Lu, who created a sort of Photoshop algorithm to gin them up. “It’s like a digital kaleidoscope,” De Vos said last night. “It’s very dramatic,” Pilotto chimed in. “I don’t understand how it actually works. It’s all coded, like dot-dot-dot-dot.” The Resort prints come from the program, which is actually a generator that evolved new ones, on giant screens, as the night went on. They not only took over digital monitors but the interiors of the palazzo, too. Back splashes, walls, and rugs were done over in the angular, wild-colored designs, which gave the designers a few thoughts on possible expansion routes. “We are so excited about this idea as well,” Pilotto said of the decor. “It opens up so many possibilities: for interiors, dishes…” As models in the Resort collection stood in the grand ballroom and made slow loops, it made you dream of a world where Pilotto wasn’t only a dress-maker, but a world-creator. The palazzo, hot as it was, certainly made an appealing case study, for the designers as much as their fans. “We’re so spoiled,” Pilotto said. “We’ve been in this palazzo for three days.”
June’s Pitti fairs got a little richer this morning: Pitti Immagine announced this morning that Peter Pilotto will be the womenswear guest designer at the tenth edition of Pitti W this June. “We were looking for a modern approach to feminine elegance that is constant, profound, and has the ability to think about itself,” Pitti Immagine’s Lapo Cianchi explains of the decision to select Peter Pilotto, designed by Pilotto and partner Christopher De Vos. The duo will show their pre-collection at the fair.
McQueen To Open A Savile Row Shop, Peter Pilotto Thinks London Fashion Is Finally Getting The Attention It Deserves, And More…
Alexander McQueen has announced plans for a new London menswear shop, expected to open on Savile Row in September. The location will offer clients bespoke garments through Huntsman, a famed local tailor. “[Savile Row] is where Lee started his career, so it is a nice thing to be going back,” McQueen president Jonathan Akeroyd tells British Vogue. [Vogue U.K.]
Not all British designers, however, have won the publicity and exposure of the late McQueen. The duo (Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos) behind London-based label Peter Pilotto tells The Wall Street Journal, “A while ago, it was like you had to start in London and try to get out of there as soon as possible and move to Paris or New York.” The designers feel that more recently, due attention has been given to London, a fashion week once skipped by international editors. [WSJ]
After Simon Spurr departed from his namesake label last Friday, the brand has temporarily halted all sample loans. The company’s in-house press agent, Sarvie Nasseri, tells WWD, “At this time all PR is on hold.” [WWD]
Tom Ford’s collections are shown in a notoriously quiet manner, with images taking months to surface. The designer has just released a short video of his latest Fall 2012 collection, which is abundant in exotic skins, gold hardware, and sharp cuts. [Grazia Daily]
London’s Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos threw a little dinner party at the James here in New York last night before heading home today to prep their first-ever Resort collection for the brand. In advance of a round of appointments with editors and buyers earlier this week, the designing duo spent a few days in Miami soaking up the sun, and reports about their trip had the crowd in the new hotel’s penthouse, which included Hanneli Mustaparta (wearing the label, left), Kate Young, and Olivia Chantecaille, clamoring for one thing: bathing suits. Pilotto and De Vos promised they’ll be back in New York to show Resort, but as to whether or not they’ll come armed with bikinis in their signature digital prints, we’ll just have to wait until June.