Designer Q&A: Peter Pilotto
Pilotto talks about bringing his kaleidoscope prints and beaded designs to Miami.
October 24, 2012
Known for colorful, striking prints and architectural yet feminine shapes, designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos are changing the way modern women define elegance with their line, Peter Pilotto. On Thursday, October 25, the pair will debut their spring 2013 collection to Miami shoppers at Neiman Marcus Coral Gables. We spoke to Pilotto for insight on the up-and-coming brand.
What inspired the prints in your spring 2013 line?
PETER PILOTTO: The digital kaleidoscope called print generator, it was created specially for us by the art director Jonny Lu.
What’s your advice to women on mixing and matching different prints?
PP: We do a lot of separates in our collections. We suggest certain combinations in our shows, while the pieces can also be worn with solid separates.
How do you envision the clothes being worn in Miami?
PP: Our prints and beading are all about a desire for color. We think it is great to see these colors in daylight. There is a lot of opportunity for that in Miami.
Since you design collectively, what do you each bring to the table?
PP: We realized right from the moment we met that we liked the same things and were very inspired by what we learned from each other. Christopher has a very 3D approach to the design progress, while I have the more graphic, two-dimensional approach.
Any upcoming collaborations or projects on the horizon?
PP: We are collaborating with the artist Francis Upritchard at the moment. We previously collaborated with her husband, Martino Gamper. We find it extremely interesting to collaborate and see different creative processes.