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Peter Pilotto AW14

Cheerleaders, intricate petal appliqué and saturated mountain landscapes form a riot of prints

Initial reaction:

A fusion of prints, acid bright draping and layers of beads upon knit upon prints – designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos cited hybrids and fusion as inspiration.


A trippy hologram of pom pom shaking cheerleaders – a print that then wrapped itself round dresses, and looked like florals from afar.

Prints please:

Inspired by the duo’s travels, mountainous landscapes saturated by sunsets and the harsh blue light of dawn zigzagged across dresses, intersected by panels of silver sequins. Some prints were more than just surface pattern; like the cross-hatched beads laid over webbed knits that blurred into graphic squiggles.


Set aside the riot of print and colour, and you were left with surprisingly lady like silhouettes: dresses draped and wrapped around the bust as if corseted, and opera coats with a sunburst linear print. Shift dresses fluttered with intricate petal appliqué, while the final ballgowns came strapped up with orange webbed belts.


Models weaved in and out of a glossy black maze runway designed by Alexandre de Betak, guided by harsh neon strip lights (though some still got lost and hesitated in the wrong direction.)

Models: Sophie Touchet, Nastya Sten (@Kusakina_Nastya), Riley Montana, Hollie-May Saker (@holliemaysaker), Holly Rose Emery (@hollyroseemery), Ieva Palionyte (@palionytee), Antonina Vasylchenko, Kia Low, Emma Waldo (@waldoemma).