Hat’s off to Pilotto

by jawaraalleyne

Time sure flies when you’re having fun. It’s almost a month since I began interning at Peter Pilotto and in that ‘very long’ time I’ve banked a family that I’ve had to slowly let go of but have gained so much knowledge that I will take to my grave. My current 6am bed time (as prescribed by my body clock) has already been worth it. I began writing this post atop bus number 35 on the way to the studio (and I’ve recently become aware of how time flies when you’re atop bus number 35 writing a post on the way to the studio… )

I feel honored to have taken part in the Pilotto AW14 collection. Being able to experience the making of something so beautiful and seeing the work that goes into every detail is something I think every design genuis wannabe should experience. The collection I felt, was very bold and quite gorgeous. Working in the studio, I could see the influence of both Peter’s print history and Chrostopher’s architectural background infused within the collection.

The entire collection can be viewed here but below are a few of my favorite looks from the show.

At the moment I’m swimming in the creative juices within the Pilotto studio continuing my internship and after the build up to the runway show and showroom, I have to raise my hat to every person who worked tirelessly on that collection. To Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos who have created this beautiful brand that explores the marrying of architecture and print. To the design, embroidery, print and fabrication team whose beautiful work is evidenced in the collection itself. To the pattern makers, pattern cutters, seamstresses and tailors whose precision and accuracy physically created puzzle pieces which sewed together to create beautiful garments. To every person working in the studio to keep things under control and get work done, liasing with other departments and working till ungodly hours. Last but certainly not least to the studio eye Nike whose eye was  fixed on everything. I don’t think theres another being like her out there. The fashion industry is notable for rude and disrespectful people which sometimes boils down to the fact that those people are stressed, but despite everything going on Nike always had a cool head. She was always mannerable and respectful and for someone whose eye had to be on everything, thats a big accomplishment.

Many would have pulled their hair out…or someone else’s so a special hats off to Nike for refraining from physical abuse during those very stressful long hours.

So…that’s what I wanted to say really… but I was told that I had to put in this post that I saw Anna Wintour…So here goes…I saw Anna Wintour. No biggie. This was my view of her as I was standing right beside the photographer backstage at the show. ‘Shrug’ it was pretty chilled.