The lights at Audi Fashion Festival keeps getting brighter and brighter each year. On to its 5th installment since its inception in 2009, the 3-day affair took place between 15–19 May 2013. Having played host to designers Gareth Pugh, Roberto Cavalli, and Zac Posen at the expansive plaza of Ngee Ann City, the festival celebrated its anniversary with an inaugural move to a bayfront location at Marina Promenade– boasting a colossal tent that housed luxurious lounges and an impressively spacious runway.

Peter Pilotto

Razor-edged, visually alluring, and impeccably made, the collection that featured the British maison’s striking prints was undeniably one of the highlights of this year’s Audi Fashion Festival on May 18.

Set up by powerhouse designer duo Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, the show shifted everyone to the edge of their seats, craning their necks to catch a glimpse of the 6-year-old-label’s captivating pieces for Fall 2013.

Shortlisted for the prestigious Vogue Designer Fashion Fund last year, high fashion label Peter Pilotto finds itself catering to its wide array of hard-loving fans: from first lady Michelle Obama to reality television starlet, Kim Kardashian. Having met in Belgium’s fashion incubator for cutting edge designers, Antwerp, the designer pair are greatly influenced by the sciences of nature. Noted for its sculptured silhouettes and novel use of futuristic prints, the London-based label emulates the essence of a timeless, yet modern day adventurous woman.

Overwhelmingly positive impressions of wide-eyed gazes and discreetly gaped jaws were formed during the opening number when a canary yellow 2-piece bolero jacket and a form fitting skirt marched down the runway. Comparable to the eccentric silhouttes of fellow Brit label Alexander McQueen to the print laden figures at Greek born Mary Katrantzou, the following graphic looks in the collection followed suit , surpassing expectations of the crowd of local celebrities, designers, and fashion die-hards.

With technicolour gradient linings on almost each piece, digital flower motifs, sculpted shoulders, and immaculately structured bodices each look offered a distinctive contribution to the collection. Despite its idiosyncratic hues and patterns, each ensemble gelled harmoniously with one another through the uniform blunt cuts and sharp tailoring, synthesising an Autumn / Winter collection that couldn’t have been more magnetic and dynamic.