Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos are the two creative forces behind the Peter Pilotto fashion house, founded in 2007. Pilotto and De Vos met during studies at Antwerp's prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 2000, under the tutelage of famed Belgian designer Walter van Beirendonck.
"WE WANTED THE JEWELRY TO EXPRESS THE SAME PLAYFULNESS THAT WE DO IN OUR COLLECTIONS."
— PETER PILOTTO AND CHRISTOPHER DE VOS
'Arbol', the duo’s first collection for Atelier Swarovski pays homage to the silhouettes found in both nature and modern art. Everything from tiny molecules and floral patterns in the natural world to the mechanical structures within modern art inspired the graphic yet expressive shapes within the collection. Pilotto and De Vos push the creative potential of crystal in a number of sculptural yet wearable shapes, forming pieces with a distinctly future feel.
The business savvy, tech-minded designers are known for their vibrant digital prints and industry spanning collaborations in the realms of fashion, design and beyond. Alongside receiving the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Womenswear at The Fashion Awards, they have so been awarded the Fashion Forward sponsorship, supported by the British Fashion Council and Coutts. In 2014, the prestigious British Fashion Council/ VOGUE Designer Fashion Fund announced the label as its winner.