Style: Peter Pilotto AW12

Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos’s vision for womanity in 2012 embraces classic silhouettes brought into the digital age with futuristic prints. With a colour palette of greens, blues and black, this was a natural progression from their SS12 collection, which used aquatic imagery and scuba inspired textures for a surreal take on the print trend.

The collection has already received several positive reviews, with Vogue UK labeling it a, “highly desirable, wearable and intelligent collection.” Pilotto and De Vos certainly know how to please their audience, finding the perfect balance between being fashion forward and being wearable.

With clever structuring in feminine flared hems, capped sleeves and body-con draping, the collection managed to find a new modern day sensuality, while geometric cut-outs around the chest, shoulders and arms were more about making interesting shapes than playing peak-a-boo. The pair cited Japan and other Asian references as their inspiration for the collection. This could particularly be seen in the swirling floral prints, not to mention the Japanese trucks projected onto screens in the background.

At times, I thought I could see a hint of the decadent 30s trend that has been a huge hit on catwalks around the globe this month (see the grey cut-out halter dress above). Although of course this was retro vision of futurism, more Metropolis than The Artist. Peter Pilotto’s printed parkas and rainbow furs are sure to be a huge hit next winter, although with the weather as it is, I would really like to have them now please!

All pictures from Style.com

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