A luminous glow is cast upon the Spring Summer 2019 collection, as Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos imagine enigmatic women as radiant vessels of warmth and light. An obsession with French Galle glass informs the season – its frosted splendour, botanical cameos, and fantasia of pearlescent colour inspires diaphanous textures in cloth. The secessionist palette dissolves across swathes of silk in tones of periwinkle, mist, peach, marigold, melon, chartreuse, fuxia and rose gold. Iridescent organza, painted jacquard and hammered satin appear backlit on summer skin, as billowing silhouettes are decorated in a flourish of leaves, stems and petals.
In a hothouse of winter hedonism, Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos explore the antique riches of Persia via secessionist Vienna. Tapestries, blown glass and Biedermaier become noble florals that bleed and melt into cascades and curves. The marbled palette of frosted pastels and faded jewels washes from coral, caramel, chartreuse and peach to petrol and midnight blue.