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Peter Pilotto Fall 2013

I bought my first Peter Pilotto dress and it’s become one of my favorite articles of clothing. So many designers have become enamored with patterned fabrics and this idea about mirroring, or symmetry. But what I love about Pilotto is that his primary focus is the structure of the garment and he uses the patterns to reinforce the structure.  So it’s not just about surface.

Above: My dress

Above: Some of my favorite looks from the Fall 2013 collection.

Givenchy Pre Fall 2013 Inspired by Gio Ponti

Above: Select furniture designed by Gio Ponti.

Above: Illustrates Ponti’s range – buildings to carpets to table top objects to door hardware.

Above are some selections from Givenchy’s Pre-Fall 2013 collection.

From the Architizer Website,

“Riccardo Tisci may design clothes for the quintessentially Parisian couture house Givenchy, but his collections never stray far from his Italian roots. For Givenchy’s pre-fall collection, Tisci turned to his fellow countryman Gio Ponti, the famed architect, industrial designer, and founder of Domus magazine.  Tisci’s sleek silhouettes — straight pencil skirts worn over slacks, minimalist floor-length columns — recalled  some of Ponti’s most iconic buildings, such as the Pirelli Tower and Taranto Cathedral, both in Milan, while his modernist patchwork dresses and blouses paid homage to the architect’s playful furniture and product design.

From top: Ponti’s Taranto Cathedral, 1970 © G. Ponti archives/S. Licitra; two looks from the Givenchy’s pre-fall 2013 collection; a Gio Ponti rug (image via arkpad) flanked by two of Givenchy’s patchwork dresses; Givenchy’s sleek slate silhouettes recalled Ponti’s famous Pirelli Tower, 1958 (image via”