Set in The Palm Court at the Waldorf Hotel in Aldwych, Peter Pilotto set the stage with beautiful surroundings. Beautiful rugs made up the runway with the looks meandering through a ménage of colour and texture.
The colour didn’t just stay on the runway, with the garments featuring a textured rainbow of beautiful jewel tones and earthy neutrals. Made of up of draped evening dresses, coats, and stand out separates.
Unlike many shows this season there was no constraining formula. Moreover, you got the sense that Pilotto and his team has created a set of garments for all the women who buy his clothes, this made it feel very inclusive as at least one piece of the collection would speak to an onlooker, instead of pleasing just one group.
We loved the elongated sleeves, something that we have seen all over the catwalk this season. However, Pilotto’s take looks comfy, almost cosy. Talking of cosy we wouldn’t mind facing winter in the tweed and shearling coats, commuting in one of those bad boys wouldn’t be that bad.
The collection was made up of standout pieces, literally, every look would work perfectly on the red carpet, but just as easily to a family dinner. The versatility that this collection proves that modern women have to be versatile and that old fashioned views surrounding dressing have no place in 2017.
Comfort and practicality don’t always get the chance to shine on the runway, but at this show, it looked simply stunning. Most notably this was featured in the footwear, great calf length leather and knit mix boots, beautifully embroidered neon dress slippers all ensure that this season we are not going to have aching arches (well not as much anyway !!).
One thing is for sure this colour riot is going to brighten up our winter…
All Images c/o Peter Pilotto