I did not own any clothing designed by Peter Pilotto until meeting him in 2016 at a Capitol Charlotte event. Now I can’t get enough of his colorful, playful, yet sophisticated designs created by him and his partner, Christopher De Vos (pictured below).

As always, I become far more engaged with a collection when I really like the designer — and there is so much to like about Peter Pilotto. This London resident is thoughtful, kind, smart and creative. Those qualities are evident in his “happy” clothing inspired by the people and the culture from his worldwide travels. There are so many beautiful clothing options, why not go with a designer we respect and enjoy? I am drawn to Peter Pilotto’s candy-colored quality fabrics with abstract designs using embroidery, patches and appliques.

Peter Pilotto Style

The popular designer created a collection for Target in 2014 and it was the fastest selling collaboration of any other luxury designer. You can still find a few of those pieces on fashion resale sites!

The night I met Peter, his assistant was wearing a fun, yet, warm and practical coat that I loved. Suddenly I owned that coat and the rest is history.

I have several easy to wear, versatile pieces from his spring collection (like the top in this photo). And good news: many of these are now on sale!

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