Peter Pilotto Introduces Electric Ladies For Spring 2015
After Mary Katrantzou surprised us with a series of opening looks completely devoid of prints, we found ourselves wondering if Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos might go the same route. But the print-mad duo at least stuck to what they know best in terms of colour, albeit reinvented with added texture, flounce, and perspex for Spring 2015.
The show started out with heavy dresses and statement coats in purple, pink, and blue, embellished with neon plastic beads and panels. Metallic finishes and shiny fabrications, plus embellishment that looked like buttons on a sci-fi set, made some models look like chic robots, while others had a sexier vibe thanks to wrap skirts with high splits, decorated with disco ferns.
We then segued into day looks, including a crop top and flares combo with neon embellishment and a series of lacy minidresses covered in intricate paisley decorations. Then came sporty fitted bodices attached to handkerchief hemmed skirts, some with thick border panels, others in softer, floatier chiffons with mismatched coloured panels. These are the looks the high street will undoubtedly rush to copy, as we've been waiting too long for a suitably flattering alternative to the overdone skater skirt. Something tells us they will never match the detail that goes into a Pilotto creation.