Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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London: Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos clearly received the scuba memo for Spring, distilling wetsuit details and skin-tight silhouettes through techno-colored lenses and digital prints. Inspired by a recent trip to Indonesia, the design duo recreated reptilian scales, palm trees and crashing waves in eye-catching mirror images and placed trompe l’oeil prints that accentuated the body. Voluminous skirts, along with crafty guipure laces and plastic rosettes, added a feminine bent to the sleek, utilitarian references. The pair grows more ambitious with every outing, and this season, the nature theme combined with body-distorting silhouettes (or illusions) and kinetic prints resulted in a collection that recalled the iconic work of the ultimate sartorial showman: Alexander McQueen. – Nivara Xaykao
Silhouette: Body-con / Fitted to full-skirted
Color: Ocean blues / Citron / Volcanic red / Leaf green
Key Items: Scuba tank / Button-up + pencil skirt matched set / Peplum top / Utility vest
Print + Pattern: Reptile scales / Leaf veins / Palm trees / Crashing waves / Sketchy fur / Bark texture
Materials: Microfiber / Lurex-embroidered organza / Guipure lace
Details + Trim: Plastic rosettes / Chunky plastic zippers
Accessories + Footwear: Nicholas Kirkwood Perspex heels
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