Initially founded by Austrian-Italian Peter Pilotto, Belgian-Peruvian 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 skills in silhouette, drapery, textiles and print to create innovative and contemporary designs. Complex graphics juxtapose soft, sculptural shapes and combinations of textures and bold colours 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 and The Swarovski Collective Award in 2015.
The label is frequently worn by high profile celebrities such as Naomie Harris, Kate Bosworth, Lupiya Nyong’o and Emma Roberts. Pilotto and De Vos have undertaken a number of collaborations with brands including Target, Ancient Greek Sandals, Kipling, Lisa Marie Fernandez and Nicholas Kirkwood. Currently sold in over 50 countries Peter Pilotto is stocked by luxury retailers such as Net-a-Porter, Selfridges, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman.
Christopher De Vos said;
“The Victoria and Albert Museum has played host to a number of talented designers and we are honoured to be holding a show there”.
Peter Pilotto said;
“Art and artefacts are such a source of inspiration to us that it seems fitting to be showcasing a retrospective of the brand amidst such incredible history”. Cassie Davies-Strodder, Fashion in Motion curator, said; “We are really pleased to be showing the dramatic layering, texture and print power of the Peter Pilotto label as part of the Fashion in Motion series.”
Cassie Davies-Strodder, Fashion in Motion curator, said;
“We are really pleased to be showing the dramatic layering, texture and print power of the Peter Pilotto label as part of the Fashion in Motion series.”
VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM
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