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Peter Pilotto unveils wearable collection

Published 19/09/2011 | 17:09

Models on the runway for the Peter Pilotto show at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012
Models on the runway for the Peter Pilotto show at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012

Peter Pilotto unveiled a highly wearable Spring/Summer 12 collection at London Fashion Week this morning.

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The design duo – comprising of Pilotto and business partner Christopher de Vos - showcased their new line of dresses that appeal to the modern woman.

Peter Pilotto spring/summer 2012 collection

The designers are renowned for their soft, sculptural shapes which are the epitome of elegance, and their newest collection didn’t disappoint. Models walked down the runway in chic yet fashion-forward shift dresses that combined a wonderfully colourful palette with flattering cuts.

Some dresses came out out at the waist creating a romantic puffball shape, while others protruded at the thighs, for a more sultry look.

Fitted sleeveless dresses with varying necklines fell just above the knee or to the ankle, and featured a fish-tail style bustle. The dresses were given a more casual edge by details including zippers and cap sleeves, that contrasted with the rest of the colours.

The palette was slightly zany and included a concoction of aqua, grey, yellow and green.

The collection also featured sophisticated pencil skirts and silk blouses which wouldn’t look out of place in work places or bars alike.

The design duo imagined a “trek to Indonesia” as the inspiration behind their lavish print designs.

Britain’s Prime Minister's wife Samantha Cameron - who is an ambassador for the British Fashion Council – was watching the presentation from the front row. She even showed her support by wearing a printed top from the designers' Autumn/Winter 11 collection.

Christopher Kane also showed at the fashion event today. Kanye West, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and Erin O'Connor were a few of the familiar faces to grace the designer’s front row.

Christopher showcased a lavish array of embellished, pale leather shift dresses that looked both elegant and casual. The palette was kept neutral, as models graced the runway in shorts and matching jackets, and leather mini-skirts.

Glittering prints and shimmering designs seemed the order of the day at the designer’s Spring/Summer 11 show.

"It was lovely, so light, just gorgeous," Lucinda Chambers, Vogue Fashion Director, said after the show. "It was such a modern way to do embellishment. I loved it."

Meanwhile, there have been rumours circulating that the upcoming Burberry show will feature a giant 4D hologram of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – who is currently the face of the brand.

The high-end brand is to show later today along with Temperley London.

Aquascutum and Amanda Wakeley are among the designers to show tomorrow.

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