Peter Pilotto Spring 2014 Collection

Posted on September 17, 2013

Peter Pilotto Spring 2014 Collection






[Photo Credit: IMAXtree]

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  • MarissaLG

    Wow. This is really cool. Modern and psychedelic and fun.

  • You know who I’d like to see in some of these? Zosia Mamet. She herself, is so serious and drawn, it would be interesting to see her in something so bright and playful. Also I was thinking, some self important artsy chick is really going to love this collection, so that must be why she sprang to mind.

    • Slanted & Enchanted

      Ooh I’d like to see that too! My initial thought was that Solange is going to mix and match the separates to perfection, but Zosia would be cute in this collection as well.

  • Clearly digital printing is now an official “thing”. And cage crinolines under skirts? Really? Ladies, would you actually care to navigate the world with one under your dress?

    • Beardslee

      Do tell, how are these constructed? I was wondering. What is a cage crinoline made of?

      • YoungSally

        If you look at the hem of the third pic from the bottom – it looks like a combination of boning and tulle or stretch mesh. Basically a bra cup not in the shape of a boob.

      • In some of the images you can see under the skirt there is a structure of hoops and cross joins that create a rigid under-structure to support the skirt.

    • conniemd

      Um, no not if I ever expected to sit down. Plus, they are some really pretty swirly skirts that I’d want to swirl around my legs and not be confined to that shape. I’m presuming they are just for the runway look and not to really wear.

      • See, my concern is that though they look great propped out with those conical hoops, how do they look without them? Will the design fail, because the shape alters?

        • demidaemon

          Does he even do RTW? Everything we’ve seen of him has either been on the RC or the runway, and 90% of it is overdesigned.

    • valerie747

      No. But I’d enjoy watching someone else wear one!

    • Nancer

      I LOVE the digital printing. Some of these are gorgeous, though I keep hearing the term “overworked” in my head as I view them. As to a cage crinoline, I can’t even begin to imagine how hard it would be to navigate something like that in the real world. But as a fantasy collection concept, sure!

      • Nondescript

        Yeah, it’s no less realistic than a lot of fashion stuff. I mean, at the very least it’s something that many women did actually wear at one point!

    • Introspective

      Um no. not unless paid to do so and chauffeured to a millisecond away from the front door of every event i had to attend wearing such fuckery.

    • MoHub

      I wore crinolines under my dresses through 1961, in the 5th grade. I’m that old.

    • formerlyAnon

      For the third dress from the end, I’d wear that crinoline. Hell, I’d pay money I don’t have for the dress and wear the crinoline. I love that combination of color & print and I love the shape. Sadly, no longer the demographic for the sheer midriff. Mutton dressed as lamb, definition of.

      I can’t honestly get over how much I love many of these fabrics and the shapes he creates with them. I don’t usually appreciate prints much. Maybe it’s the color that sucks me in, I dunno. But I love this collection, even if I think over half of it is unwearable.

      • The advent of digital printing is going to ultimately change the face of fashion, forever. We are seeing a lot of intriguing experiments done thus far that give us a notion of where this could all go. But where it will really end up? Good question, no?

        • decormaven

          I’m loving the digital printing of fabric as well. I really think it unlocks a whole new avenue of design. While I’m not so fond of the shapes shown here, I love the fabric prints.

    • Louise Bryan

      Absolutely not! Reminds me of The King and I movie scenes where the skirt is totally out of a woman’s control because of the crinoline supporting and shaping it.

    • Aurumgirl

      No. Because in my case, they’d be broadening doors again.

  • Sarah

    So many folded napkins.

  • Julie Chase

    It’s all beautiful to look at-not so sure about actually WEARING these clothes though.

    • teensmom99

      I actually thought it wouldn’t take much to make some of these wearable in a kind of “boutique-y” way for a slightly funky middle aged woman–and was wondering if I could pull it off . . .

      • formerlyAnon

        I think a lot of it is unflattering but there are pieces I could see working.

  • crash1212

    Beautiful colors, prints and fabrics. He sure commits to a silhouette, doesn’t he?

  • MilaXX

    More weird shapes that regular folks will never wear, but I really like this collection.

  • conniemd

    I was just thinking that we hadn’t seen Peter Pilotto yet and was missing his cray-cray and eye burning looks. It’s actually less crazy than I expected and he has a few not overdesigned short dresses. But will someone please explain why everyone has this fetish this spring for tent-like tops? They are so big and hiddy

    • kimmeister

      This collection is practically minimalistic and simple, for him!

  • valerie747

    Exotic origami clothing. Pretty.

  • Bridget Smith

    I like a lot of this, but for some reason, the one that I would pick out if I had the choice would be the black sleeveless dress with the railroad (?) graphic on it. Understated, cool, would totally work for me.

    • Imasewsure

      That was the only one I actually liked. The dress was comparatively simple with a surprising pattern that made it interesting but not OVERWORKED

  • MaggieMae

    One of my least favorite designers.

    • zenobar

      Yecchh. I’m so with you on this.

    • Introspective

      seriously. he trades in aggressively ugly and unedited. and so, color me unimpressed.

      • Aurumgirl

        And I think he really hates the female form. He’s always designing to unflatter it.

  • kirkyo

    Somebody clearly doesn’t know when to stop.

  • Kimbolina

    For some reason, the first word that sprung to my mind was “samurai”.

    I’m diggin’ it.

  • NMMagpie

    Very surprising. I have always thought Pilotto’s collections were as whacked out as you can get but I love many of these pieces, the midriff (exposed or highlighted) fascination aside. The dress (16th from the top) is exquisite.

  • Kent Roby

    The last look is too Ocean Pacific for me, but I like the rest of this collection.

    • kimmeister

      Complete with purple censor bars over her privates.

  • Lori

    When you need to add an ugly black strap to a skirt in order to keep it from flapping open and making the front row your model’s gynecologist the skirt is too damn short and flappy. What were you thinking? Also, most women do not want to turn their chests into an effect from an Alfred Hitchcock movie.

  • MagicMermaid

    I can definitely see someone wearing one of these dresses to the VMA’s, Grammy’s, etc.

  • majorbedhead

    Not really loving this. It seems very overworked. Any why are all the models so shiny?

  • ewes_urn_aim

    The hair screams hesher-girl caught in the rain.

  • Danielle

    They look so ANGRY.

  • hughman

    Fashion Tip : avoid clothes that come with instructions.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    I want… no, I need them all right now.

  • Imasewsure

    Wow I hate all of this. Ugly patterns and horrible shapes. HOORAY a collection is born!

  • princessricky

    has audrey-bot worn these yet? i feel like this is the only way she would possibly deign to wear color.

  • CatherineRhodes

    Origami gone wild!

  • formerlyAnon

    My hands down favorite is the third from the bottom. Lush color and a pretty shape, if with serious underpinnings to navigate.

    Overall, love the colors. Love most of the fabrics. Love the simpler silhouette of the dress that is done over and over with variations. A lot of the rest are the antithesis of flattering, though.

  • random_poster

    Winner of the 2013 Origami Challenge!

  • Bells are ringing! That’s all I can think of. The shapes just make me think of bells, with legs as clappers. Sorry. Some of the prints are pretty though. Most of the tops can’t be worn by anyone with breasts of any size though, IMHO.

  • Jacquelyn

    I like the final three but not feeling the overall.

  • rage_on_the_page

    Woo! Texture and pattern and color. Risk and art on the runway. Love it.

  • Laura Renee

    Well these are fun!

  • LJCdoc

    These models look collectively pissed off at what’s been done to their hair.

  • TigerLaverada

    Well, if I’m ever hit with the desire to dress up like a lampshade, I know where to go.

  • demidaemon

    There are actually a few nice dresses in here. However, a) the rest of them have three design elements too many and b) we’ll never see the tolerable/good ones on starlets where, instead, they opt for the overdesigned ones. Yay.

  • Trickytrisha

    As a lover of color, these are pleasing to look at. As a person interested in fashion and design, they aren’t particularly. I do like the fourth from the bottom dress and the shoes.

  • PastryGoddess

    I can see where he’s going with the shapes, but I’m not quite sold. However, his pattern mixing is out of this world

  • quiltrx

    I’m liking it! Looks like Peter is finding ways to do the patterns the house is known for without causing a migraine. Pretty stuff, if not the most practical in all cases.

  • Hot. Mess. Who wants a vortex between their breasts (besides a supervillain, obviously)?

  • Sunraya

    I LOVE his use of color, but damn!! Those models have shiny faces!! What did he do, throw water on them on their way out onto the runway???

  • MzzPants

    What interesting work. Would love to see some of that in person.

  • frannyprof

    Typical PP. Overworked.

  • Kikishua

    For the first time, some Peter Pilotto that I like the look of – especially some of the backs where the crazy continues!

  • kolokOlchik

    I rather like these! Don’t know if I could pull anything off, but I would sure try. Love the vortexes.

  • marlie

    The color palette and silhouettes are a little too “psychedelic Easter” for me. And most of the pieces are also a little bit over-done.