Peter Pilotto Fall Winter 2015 Collection

Apr 07, 2015

If there was ever a place to show off Peter Pilotto’s graphic designs, the apartment of Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch is it. Filled with bold artworks by contemporary greats, the Central Park East spot played host to a cocktail party cohosted by Suite 1521 founders Kim Kassel and Lizzie Tisch, celebrating the brand’s Fall 2015 collection and its launch on at Suite 1521. In addition to many of the label’s best clients, designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos were also on hand to discuss their latest creations, though New York is just the first stop in an American tour that will bring the duo to Los Angeles next week.

The cocktail party gave the designers ample chance to see their Fall 2015 collection on the backs of New York’s chicest customers—Alina Cho and Lizzie Tisch among them. It was also an opportunity for the pair to elaborate on the processes of growing a brand so famous for its work with digital printing. “I think this collection was sort of the culmination of where we want it to go,” De Vos began. “We’ve always been about embracing technology—with digital printing, we were one of the first to use it—and as the brand has grown, we’ve seen that we can move on to new ways and new techniques.” That means collaborating with some of Italy’s finest specialty maisons. “We’re working with the finest jacquard mills in the Cuomo region in Italy and the most innovative embroiders in the Veneta region. Italy is a very exciting place. It feels like a new generation is either starting companies or taking over the companies of their parents, and so they’re very eager to support newness and people that want to push the boundaries,” continued Pilotto.

In the Fall collection, these new experimentations translated to pieces adorned with fur and embroidery. Despite the “flattening” of fashion through shared digital imagery, Pilotto and De Vos have found that their consumer and their fans still connect with textural elements. “It has to be tactile, it has to be textural. People want to have that emotion that you get from those pieces, even in photos,” De Vos explained. In this digital age, maybe more really is more.



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