Clio Peppiatt mines fun, unabashedly kitsch territory. The designer, who graduated in fashion print and women’s wear from London’s Ravensbourne University, has a penchant for sequins, embroidery, lace and faux fur. No surprise, then, that her designs have grabbed the attention of the British pop star Charli XCX, who tapped the designer to create her stage wardrobe.
For her own collection, Peppiatt took cues from “Formula 1, motorcycle gangs and race car drivers. The girls are very powerful, they’re strong, they’re independent – they’re fast women, but in a positive way,” she said.
Pieces in the lineup included silky bomber jackets embroidered with roaring panthers; lace skirts edged with gold rivets; and extravagant, faux-fur coats in a patchwork of colors and textures. Peppiatt’s approachable designs have a very British, tongue-in-cheek sense of humor, in the vein of fellow London designers Henry Holland and Mimi Wade.