38 posts tagged "Peter Pilotto"
Color-blocking is undergoing a deconstruction of sorts as the Resort 2014 collections trickle in. Referencing the footholds of cubism, designers system-wide have boldly incorporated abstract forms into their wares, to both svelte and striking effect.
Prabal Gurung (above, center) showed an Americana-tinged tricolored knit dress that blended polka dots, stripes, curves, and angles alike. It had a faint Bauhaus air to it as well. At Peter Pilotto (above, left), Pilotto and his design partner, Christopher De Vos, offered an arresting long-sleeve column in contrasting navy and white. And Roksanda Ilincic (above, right), long known for her shape-pairing skills, presented a day dress of pool-blue and turquoise horizontal stripes, which were interrupted by vertical slivers of yet more midnight, ivory, and a touch of glittering cerulean. We think Picasso would have been proud.
Welcome to Generation HTML. Since the birth of the blogosphere and global e-commerce domination, we’ve been playing out our lives in cyberspace. And as all aspects of our lives become increasingly techcentric, it’s no surprise that our clothes would follow suit. From Mary Katrantzou’s pioneering prints to Proenza Schouler’s ode to our social-media-saturated times, shop our digitized picks below.
1. Peter Pilotto jacket, $1,689, available at www.net-a-porter.com
2. Maison Martin Margiela rings, $440, available at www.net-a-porter.com
3. Tabitha Simmons pump, $1,245, available at www.barneys.com
4. Proenza Schouler satchel, $2,550, available at www.barneys.com
5. Mary Katrantzou dress, $4,070, available at www.net-a-porter.com
Takashi Murakami has had a big week in L.A. On Tuesday, the artist premiered Jellyfish Eyes—his first live-action-meets-CGI feature film—at MOCA. And last night, he bowed an exhibition of new paintings and sculpture at Blum & Poe. Built on the ideas he presented for Ego, his 2012 exhibit in Qatar, the show—titled Arhat—includes scaled paintings, wall-mounted sculptures, and steel sculptures that combine his signature slick pop with newer self-referential themes. “Before, I saw how consumers know Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons, and I worked in the same place,” Murakami said of his previous collections. But it was the 2011 tsunami that deeply affected his work—and ultimately elicited a shift. “I totally stepped back from the mainstream and really was focusing personally and on identity.”
Guests such as Co’s Stephanie Danan and Justin Kern, Benedikt Taschen, and Eva and Michael Chow toasted the artist’s sixth solo exhibition with the gallery—and his first major presentation in the U.S. in over four years. Peter Pilotto, in town for the British Fashion Council’s London Show Rooms, expressed a particularly keen appreciation for the artist’s creations. “It’s all about craft; we always look super closely at the techniques and how he does it,” he said, marveling at the intense, intricate artistry in each piece. And as a fellow lover of graphic prints, one might say he and Murakami are kindred spirits. “When you see those paintings, you really have to get into them. There is so much information—I really analyze it.”
Arhat runs from April 13 through May 25 at Blum & Poe, 2727 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90034, 310-836-2062.
Today in London, it was announced that shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood won the 2013 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund award, beating out nominees Mary Katrantzou, Roksanda Ilincic, Peter Pilotto, and Emilia Wickstead. Kirkwood walks away with a £200,000 prize and mentorship from industry insiders. This marks the start to a big year for Kirkwood, who launched his first men’s range during the London menswear shows earlier this month. Considering previous winners have included Christopher Kane, Jonathan Saunders, and Erdem Moralioglu, Kirkwood’s got some big shoes to fill, but we have a feeling he’s up for it.
London is not short on young designer initiatives, and as fashion week approaches, the city begins to highlight its top up-and-comers. Today, the London-based Centre for Fashion Enterprise’s New Fashion Ventures program has awarded three ambitious new labels with sponsorship: Teatum Jones (launched by designers Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones in 2010), Fyodor Golan (designed by Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman and also launched in 2010) and Marques’ Almeida, which, designed by Central Saint Martins alums Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida, was launched in 2011 (an image from their Spring ’13 collection is pictured left). Having shown under Fashion East for their first two seasons, Marques’ Almedia—best known for its frayed, grunge-inspired denim looks—has also earned coveted NEWGEN sponsorship for the past two seasons. Founded in 2003, the Center for Fashion Enterprise has helped jumpstart the careers of designers like Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto, and Erdem Moralioglu—that’s to say, the brands they champion have a pretty good track record. This season, the program will provide its chosen talents with business and PR support, as well as a studio space for the next two. Thus far, the scheme has helped over 200 emerging talents and awarded about $7.8 million in funding. Keep an eye out for CFE’s Fall ’13 picks, which will show at London Fashion Week this February.