Peter Pilotto's explosive SS14 collection at London Fashion Week
We've seen many a colourful catwalk at London Fashion Week this season, but nobody can take the crown away from Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos. For Spring Summer 2014 the design duo looked to legendary artist James Turrell for their inspiration, finding influence in his volcanic crater along with his work with light and space. The results were incredible to behold - the collection was as 'volcanic' as the show notes promised!
Opening with Cara (of course) in an oversized layered shirt, digital print cropped jacket and voluminous lace skirt, the collection began like many others this season, with a soft pastel palette of sea-foam, mint and pale blues. Skirts appeared in various forms, ranging from the recognisable knee length flippy numbers to structured full skirts jutting out from waist with the help of a little crinoline. Acidic geometric shapes were juxtaposed alongside intricate lace orchids, worked into fitted dresses, layered over more skirts and worn under gravity defying crop tops. Standout looks included midriff-baring frocks which gave the illusion of a skirt and cropped top from the front, joined together by a waterfall of fabric at the sides and a visible elastic at the waist.
In the third act, the collection erupted into a fiery plethora of matching architectural separates and stunning dresses: orange, fuchsia and yellow mixed with purple and blue hues to create otherworldly prints and fabrics were layered, folded and manipulated to create elegant yet edgy shapes. We can't wait to see which fashion forward celeb tries one of these looks!
See some of our favourite pieces from the collection by clicking the images above and watch the runway unfold below.