Target is truly the benchmark when it comes to designer collaborations, it made Isaac Mizrahi a household name after all! Well, for those of you obsessed with getting designer styles at a fraction of the cost, the wait is over. Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, co-creators of the Peter Pilotto line have designed a capsule collection for Target. It hits Target stores/website on February 9th, as well as Net-a-Porter.com. That means those living outside of the U.S. can buy it too, c’est magnifique!
Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos are London based designers and met whilst studying at Antwerp’s prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 2000. Pilotto is half Austrian and half Italian and De Vos is half Belgian and half Peruvian. Pilotto’s passion is wonderful prints and textiles while De Vos leans toward silhouette and draping. Together, they are just genius!
The collection is so interesting in the way it pairs Pilotto’s graphic and sometimes crazy prints with the architectural design of De Vos. Almost the entire line is priced below $60 and keep in mind that a real Peter Pilotto dress can cost upwards of $2000! Some have described their sensibility at Fem-Geek, which hits the nail on the head.
The line includes staples like dresses (can you say summer parties?), skirts, pants tops, as well as bathing suits, accessories (totes and clutches) and even a beach towel. I was a little disappointed with the quality of the Philip Lim for Target collection, so I hope this latest collaboration is a step up.
I love the playfulness of the prints and the wear-ability of the dresses. Until it comes out, it is hard to gauge how well it will fit. Although from the lookbook, it seems to skew towards the younger side, I think some of the separates worn with a solid would be great on any age. It’s all about what you wear it with, yes?
Anyone have their eye on anything??? For the full lookbook, check out fashionista.com and let me know what you like … Happy shopping!