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Unlike certain other print masters, Peter Pilotto dared not shy away from the aesthetic that put him on the map. The designer charged full speed ahead for Fall 2013, embracing color and eye-popping pattern for the season.
Pilotto delivered the flirty silhouettes we expect, this time juxtaposing them with hard-lined, masculine elements. Boxy jackets and coats festooned with abstract brushstroke embroidery complimented wrap-hemmed skirts. Digital-printed puffer jackets and sweatshirts brought a sporty sensibility, a likely nod to the growing influence of streetwear in high fashion.
Never one to disappoint his customer, Pilotto served up new twists on his iconic silhouettes with new iterations of his wrap-illusion frocks and tulip-hemline skirts. In some of his more feminine offerings, he employed the quintessential Pilotto body-conscious print method.
While the collection was not wont for color, saturated hues were offset by black and cream tones (punctuated, of course, with greyed-out blues and peals of gold) later in the show.
All in all, it was a solid offering from Pilotto. I love that he went in a sportier direction this season, without losing the feminine charm he always dishes out. I can already envision Solange Knowles or Kerry Washington in some of these pieces. I would also like to see Teyana Taylor take a twirl in one of those sweatshirts or puffer jackets.
What do you think?