August 23 2014

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51 posts tagged "Peter Pilotto"

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]

Photo: Courtesy of Alexander McQueen

Fashion Forward 2012 Winners Announced


This morning, the British Fashion Council (BFC) announced the three womenswear designers—Mary Katrantzou, Henry Holland, and Louise Gray—and one menswear designer, James Long, who have been awarded the Fashion Forward sponsorship for two consecutive seasons of London shows. Long is the first menswear designer to receive funding from the Fashion Forward program. They are in good company. In the past six years of the program, the winners have included Jonathan Saunders, Christopher Kane, and, last year, Peter Pilotto, Todd Lynn, and Meadham Kirchhoff.

Photo: Yannis Vlamos /

Bound For Brazil: Marina Larroude’s Packing List

-------’s senior fashion editor, Marina Larroude, is finishing packing for her trip home to Brazil next week. Here, she shares her holiday travel essentials.

Unlike most places in the States at this time of year, it’s hot and desertlike in Brazil right now, so I always think about Christmas as more of a summer party. Needless to say, I will be throwing lots of pieces from the Resort collections into my new navy blue Rimowa suitcase for the two-week trip.

When in Brazil, I usually spend three days in São Paulo visiting family and friends. This time around, my dear friend and swimwear designer Amalia Spinardi, from Jo de Mer, is hosting a dinner in my honor Monday night. On the party list: Pedro Lourenço, Carlos Miele, and Alexandre Birman, to name a few. I began the search for the perfect cocktail dress, and after browsing through’s runway pictures with a few co-workers, we decided that a Peter Pilotto Resort dress was the most appropriate option for the event—colorful, edgy, and chic. To complement the look, Eddie Borgo’s spike turquoise necklace and an Edie Parker lucite clutch. (Check back on Style File next week to find out more about the party). For spending the day running around São Paulo, which requires more of a big-city uniform, what better than Equipment silk shirts, skinny jeans, and Ralph Lauren slippers?

Then it’s off to my quiet hometown of Araçatuba, where I’ll be spending Christmas and New Year’s. Time in my parent’s hometown is spent relaxing and enjoying long days by the pool, filled with caipirinhas, Jo de Mer bikinis, Lancaster sunscreen, and Current/Elliott cutoffs. That’s all I’m planning on wearing for the next ten days. Well, almost. On New Year’s Eve, the entire country wears white for the midnight countdown, and for that my Jenni Kayne white ruffle dress is the perfect option.

Photo: Courtesy Photos

One Designer, Two Starlets—Who Wore It Best?


We haven’t even bought our winter coat yet, but celebrities have been racking up Spring dress credits since the shows wrapped last month. See: Gwyneth Paltrow displaying her finely tuned thigh muscles in a one-sleeved Stella McCartney mini not all that unlike the long version that Nicole Kidman wore a week earlier to the Country Music Awards, or Tilda Swinton and Elisa Sednaoui, both in vibrant silk pants ensembles from Haider Ackermann’s latest lineup, at the Prix de la Moda awards last week in Madrid. Carey Mulligan and Miranda Kerr worked Peter Pilotto‘s peplumed scuba dresses to perfection on The Late Late Show and at the MoMA gala for Pedro Almodóvar, respectively, but we’re guessing that you have a favorite.

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Photos: ChinaFotoPress / Getty Images; Jason Kempin / Getty Images

A.P.C. Branches Out In London But Its
Credo Stays The Same: No Celeb Freebies


“It was time to go east,” said Jean Touitou, founder of cult label A.P.C, at his store launch last night in the heart of London’s East End. The shop is Touitou’s second in London. The first, in Mayfair, caters to a more, let’s say, polished crowd. “Shoreditch—it’s a different clientele and totally unique vibe, not just from the West End, but from anywhere in the world,” Touitou explained. “The timing seemed perfect to open up here as the brand has a lot of cool East End kids as fans.”

Judging by the huge crowd that spilled out on the street, his assessment seems to be spot on. Local fans no longer have to hightail it to Bond Street for their fix, and the retailer is only the latest addition to the Shoreditch scene; the boutique is located next to the Sunspel shop and ground zero of East End dining, Les Trois Garçons. This particular branch isn’t shop as much is it closet, a bijou space that is perfectly in keeping with the brand ethos of less-is-more. The small size had the faithful spilling out in the street, including designers Peter Pilotto, Thomas Tait, J.W. Anderson, and Husam El Odeh, as well as plenty of East End kids ready to spend their milk money. (Incidentally, everyone has to shell out at A.P.C.—even celebrity fans like Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sofia Coppola, and Alexa Chung. “I don’t give celebrities any free items—it’s very democratic process; they come to the shops and buy the clothes like anyone else,” Touitou insisted. “I think as a business you are doing something right when you have famous people actually buy something, when they are normally used to getting stuff for free. Must mean something, non?”)

And where’s the next stop for A.P.C.’s world-domination mission? Maybe Touitou’s beloved India, the inspiration behind the Madras line he makes in collaboration with Jessica Ogden? “No, the timing for India is definitely not right. Indians are very focused on bling right now—they just don’t get this pared-down aesthetic.”

Photos: Courtesy of A.P.C.