Spain's Golden Age inspired the painterly strokes of pattern and embroidery in Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos's Fall 2013 collection. The offering, while perhaps a little darker in mood than the duo has shown in the past, was filled with no shortage of the lurid shades and pattern mixing that made the label famous. Boxy, masculine coats in red, mustard, and lavender were decorated with coordinating splotches of color, while cowhide jackets were stitched together with crisscrossing white cords. The sculptural shoulders and texture-laden knits were eye-catching, but perhaps the most visually striking pieces were the wildly printed puffer jackets.
Inspired by the Spanish Golden Age, Peter Pilotto's Fall 2013 collection was filled with a bright color palette, modern silhouettes, and, of course, designers Christopher De Vos and Peter Pilotto's flair for creating some of the most unique and covetable prints around. The duo looked to El Greco, transposing the famous Spanish Renaissance artist's vibrant use of colors onto a number of sleek, formfitting sheath dresses, fit-and-flare minis, and tailored separates. Embroidered cropped bolero jackets emphasized the duo's inspiration point, while puffer coats were updated with magnetic colorful patterns. Meanwhile, printed trousers and oversize boxy coats injected a modern tilt into the designers' lineup, furthered by the flat patent oxfords they were paired with. The brand's celebrity fans, like Emma Watson, Miranda Kerr, and Kerry Washington, are sure to have a ball with some of these pieces on their next red carpet circuit.