On Friday 20 November the V&A celebrated luxury womenswear house Peter Pilotto with a fashion show for their Fashion in Motion Series.
The fashion show included a curated selection of 59 looks representing the house’s decade of fashion innovation.
The celebratory runway show juxtaposed Peter Pilotto’s pathbreaking, future-thinking designs with the historic setting of the V&A’s Raphael Gallery featuring the 15th Century Altarpiece of St George.
The acclaimed young British make-up artist, Isamaya Ffrench, known for her incredible manipulations of the face with color and texture, interpreted Peter Pilotto’s prints and textiles, transferring the graphics onto the models with striking results.
Founded by Austrian-Italian designer Peter Pilotto, his partner Belgian-Peruvian designer, Christopher De Vos joined the label in 2007.
The duo met studying at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and now base their label in London. De Vos and Pilotto combine their finesse in silhouette, drapery, textiles and print to create designs that have influenced the direction of British fashion.
Their elaborate graphics contrast with soft, sculptural shapes and combinations of textures and bold colors that form the ever-evolving style of the design duo.
Peter Pilotto was awarded NewGen sponsorship by the British Fashion Council, won the Swarovski Emerging Talent Award in 2010, won the Fashion Forward Prize in 2011, and was awarded the 2014 BFC/VOGUE Fashion Fund prize.
Pilotto and De Vos have undertaken a number of collaborations with brands including Target and Nicholas Kirkwood. Currently sold in over 50 countries, Peter Pilotto is stocked by the world’s leading luxury retailers.