Peter Pilotto’s already won over the fashion critics—and they’re the hardest to please. So now, as designers Pilotto and Christopher De Vos Origin try to grow their brand, they’re using collaborations to gain exposure.
For spring, they collaborated with Lisa Marie Fernandez on a line of printed swimsuits and yesterday, at their fall runway show, they debuted their new outerwear. The Brits teamed up with Schneiders, the Austrian outerwear brand renowned for its wool coats and Olympic uniforms, to produce a collection of puffy quilted down jackets. They came cropped—and in vest form—in the same Asian inspired prints (the collection’s colors and prints were inspired by Japanese light trucks and Chinese opera mask makeup) as the cut-out dresses and slim pants, but they’re made out of metallic laminated wool.
Look for them in stores next fall, but if you like your puffy jackets to be less colorful, don’t worry—they’ve been everywhere. Burberry threw cropped down jackets over men’s suits and full skirts, J.W. Anderson offered puffy pinstriped suit-like jackets and vests and even Tom Ford showed a fur-covered puffer. Here’s hoping, for their sake, that it’s a bit colder next winter.