Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos referenced Latin America in their vibrant resort lineup, working exotic textures and colors with spirit. Known for their use of cotton, they expanded this season with looks in taffeta, metallic Lurex chiffon and fil coupé jacquard. “We thought, what’s an equivalent of cotton that’s a bit more elevated?” said de Vos, motioning towards a series of taffeta dresses and tops rendered in silhouettes that highlighted shoulders, necks and décolleté. “We wanted to do fun volumes,” added Pilotto.
A few knitwear looks — including an embroidered crochet long-sleeve turtleneck dress — riffed on traditional South American rugs and woven textiles. Off-the-shoulder blouses featured color-blocked ruffles and bell sleeves, most of them decorated with Peruvian-style embroidery, broderie anglaise trims or hand-drawn digital prints. Paired with voluminous maxiskirts, the looks channeled a flamboyantly feminine attitude that seemed to shout, “We’re on vacation!”