Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos comprise the dynamic design team behind Pilotto’s successful namesake label. Launched in 2007, the duo’s first collection of digital printed designs proved an instant hit, winning the designers instant acclaim and securing their first buyers. The British based brand is now sold in over 50 countries and is stocked by luxury retailers such as Net-aPorter, Selfridges, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman.
Initially founded by Pilotto, De Vos joined the label in its fledging years. After earning start-up support and studio space from the Centre for Fashion Enterprise in London, Peter Pilotto was scouted for the Vauxhall Fashion Scout showcase, receiving much needed exposure. Now operating from their own studio in East London, the duo, who first met whilst studying at the prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, hold a number of industry accolades, they were awarded NEWGEN sponsorship by the British Fashion Council as well being named as winners of the Swarovski Emerging Talent award in 2010 and winners of the Fashion Forward prize in 2011 and most recently were awarded the BFC/VOGUE fashion fund in 2014 and The Swarovski Collective Award in 2015.
As the brand continues to gain international exposure the Peter Pilotto aesthetic is being realised in craft beyond print. The label continues to push its colourful and graphic aesthetic in new and exciting directions.