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Peter Pilotto A/W11

The designer duo churned out mixed 3-D prints and utilitariation vibes via wide-leg trousers and lengthy coats

Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos brought an oddly beautiful mixture of ethnic and utilitarian looks for their Autumn Winter collection, merging striped tunics with layered gowns to masculine waistcoats and military buttons with layered pockets. However, knitted graphic prints with colour-blocking and flashes of neon in unusual 3-D patterns were the highlight of the show, brightening up the looks with eye-popping effects. Loose wide-leg trousers were paired with more restrictive coats, whilst long shirts gave a smart minimal look under gathered and cropped knits in monochrome. Elsewhere, layered satin and crepe tunic-style gowns were slashed at the chest for a peek of flesh or long-sleeve patterned tops underneath for an injection of feminity. The simultaneously restrained yet loose collection was perhaps a step away from their past collections of more womanly proportions and ideals, but showed a continuation of their unrivalled methods of mixing prints.