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The thing that has always struck me about Pepper and Pistol‘s lookbooks and collections is how decidedly un-New York they are, even though they are based in New York.  The two German-born designers really stick to their guns and go all out when deciding upon a theme, whether it be ‘Circus’ (A/W 09), ‘Tropical’ (S/S 09) or ‘Under the Sea’ (A/W 08). 

Silvia Hillman’s fashion background and Katrin Wiens’ graphic experience collide together in collections that exploit conventional thematic imagery while retaining a sense of fun.  This A/W ’09 ‘Fashion of Clowning’ lookbook has certainly made the online rounds, but I wanted to call attention to their work again and commend Pepper and Pistol for sticking out in the NY fashion scene.  This lookbook is stunning.