Designer profile: Peter Pilotto
I think it's safe to say 2014 is going to be Peter Pilotto year. Red carpet celebrity appearances (Sandra Bullock), collaboration with Target and the BFC/Vogue fashion fund, and it's not even February yet. The UK based design duo, Peter Pillotto and Christopher de Vos, have wowed critics with their bold prints, electric colours and clever structures.
'Christopher de Vos and Peter Pillotto are deserved winners of this year’s fund award. They have remained true to their vision of a print and colour focused brand but have managed to expand and grow the business to a level where they can now compete on an international stage. It’s a pleasure to be able to support them' Alexandra Shulman, editor of British Vogue and chair of the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund.
The duo beat big names House of Holland, Mary Katrantzou, Osman, Emelia Wickstead and Zoe Jordan for the prestigious title of BFC/ Vogue fashion fund winners. Along with incredible recognition the designers will receive a 12 month supportive mentorship system as well as a £200,000 grant to support the brands development.
Peter Pillotto x Target is set to hit Target stores and netaporter.com from 6am on 9/2.
The collection is full of their signature bold prints on affordable shaped garments. After this prestigious honour under their belt their collab collection is set to be a sell out especially being released slap bang in the middle of New York fashion week.
But for now, all we can say is, congratulations boys!
Contributor: Sam Nelson