May 23, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
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New York: Though the optic works of Belgian artist Walter Leblanc and California beach culture inspired the vivid color palette of Peter Pilotto and co-designer Christopher De Vos’ first-ever C/R 12 collection, prints, precise tailoring and draped silhouettes epitomized the fairly young British label’s already signature aesthetic. Telescopic views of fabric were printed in clashing brights and intense, pure colors drawn from nature, while some tailored pieces were offered in striking solids. Prints undoubtedly took center stage, but artful fabric manipulations (another Pilotto trademark) provided pleasing updates to classic silhouettes. –Whitney Kessler
Color: Mercury blue / White / True red / Cobalt / Red-orange / Sulfer yellow / Teal / Shocking pink
Key Items: Printed shift and sheath / Draped blouse / Pencil skirt / Gathered neckline top / Pantsuit
Materials: Jersey / Lightweight silk / Cotton pique / Stretch viscose georgette
Print + Pattern: Magnified jacquard prints, some collaged / Leaf and clover motifs / Printed color-blocking
Details + Trim: Inverted pleats / Fabric draping, folding and gathering / Cap-sleeves / Shawl collars / High necks
Accessories + Footwear: Lace-up, high-heeled sandals
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