Peter Pilotto is hands down one of my favorite designers, because his perspective has always been very specific of the folk, and the modern resurgence of the arts and crafts movement. And for his Fall17 collection with partner Christopher de Vos, he popped the looks up a bit with a fresher, more youthful vibe.
Taking inspiration from Peruvian quilting, Pilotto‘s looks included tweed parkas, oversized sweater dresses, wool wrap skirts, chunky sweaters, and quilted coats. There were Pilotto house signatures like colorful folk embroideries and rounded edge panels along the hemlines skirts and dresses as well as oversized sleeves.
Layering on top of his house staples, Pilotto included thick fringe, Inca-inspired symbols and embroidered designs, and a velvet leaf design that added dimension to an already texture-explosion collection. But my favorite elements have to be the relaxed trousers in quirky color combos like navy piped with orange, or dusty rose piped with nude – all with zip downs that open the trousers up to wide-leg. The arc of the zippers and piping are so incredibly flattering and interesting. Um, yes – I’ll take one in every color. And did you notice those embroidered riding boots? Seriously, Pilotto. Love!