Born: 1977 in Austria
Christopher De Vos
Born: 1980 in Libya
Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos are the design duo behind Peter Piloto, a womenswear label with stores in 15 countries. The multi-cultural pair – Peter is half Austrian, half Italian and Christopher is Libyan born and of Austrian ancestry – met when they were both studying at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp.
Known for their prints, bright designs and love of sculptural shapes, the duo - a constant presence on industry 'promising new talent' lists - are particularly fascinated by nature.
Other inspirations include costumes from Sergei Diaghilev's itinerant ballet company in the Twenties, the illustrations of Léon Bakst, Byzantine churches and the warriors of Ancient Rome.