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Peter Pilotto Designer Bio- Stylert.com
The designer duo Peter Pilotto and his partner Christopher de Vos, with their prints, bright designs and their love for sculptural shapes are embracing the runways each season.
By: gaby schmid
Austrian-born designer Peter Pilotto and his partner Christopher de Vos launched this London-based label in 2007 and quickly gained success for their signature style.Peter is half Austrian, half Italian and Christopher is Libyan born and of Austrian ancestry and they met when they were both studying at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Peter Pilotto grew up surrounded by fashion. His parents owned the first shop in Austria to stock labels such as Azzedine Aläia. De Vos on the other hand had no such fashion background. Born in 1980 in Libya he travelled the world with his oil industry parents.
Their contrasting background had invested the pair with a love not just of fashion and clothing but with an interest in science and nature, something that is reflected in the graphic yet transcendental prints which permeate their work. Pilotto works mainly on the collections’
Peter Pilotto won in December 2009 the British Fashion Awards 2009 of the “Women’s Swarovski Award for new potential high-level garments” (SWAROVSKI Emerging Talent Award for Ready to Wear at the British Fashion Awards 2009).The fashion brand has boutiques is in Paris, London, Matches & Dover Street Market, New York, Barneys, New York and Los Angeles, and in many other boutiques in 24 countries all over the world.
Peter Pilotto dresses have celebrity fans such as: Rhianna, Kate Bosworth, Michelle Obama, Sienna Miller and Claudia Schiffer.
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