London, once the breeding ground of fresh, young talent, has slowly but surely moved in another direction. The city is still renowned for innovation, but the designers showing today with the most success are bold, creative, but most importantly, commercially viable. This new breed of designers, such as Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos of Peter Pilotto, are showing interesting shapes and looks that are as saleable as they are covetable.
This season, the pair was inspired by Asian subcultures and fetishized Japanese light trucks. In addition to their always-captivating prints, the designers showcased this through a variety of textures including fur, laminated wool, and embroidery. Neon, a major trend of seasons past, made its first major appearance of the week with bright highlighter yellows alongside cool aqua and lilac tones. While the fur bibs may have been a bit much, the designers' other plays on texture were incredibly well received. We saw hints of a puffer-jacket revolution a few seasons ago in New York but the printed varieties shown at Pilotto were cut to perfection and looked nothing like the block colored utilitarian blobs that come to mind when you think puffer.