Our final buying trip to Paris hunting for the hottest autumn/winter 12 collections to bring our wonderful SAMUI customers. We had the most amazing fun and more importantly, what wonderful pieces we found!
At the Peter Pilotto showroom we had a very interesting chat with the talented duo behind the brand Christopher De Vos and Peter Pilotto. This season their brand just exploded and the heightened media attention and consumer reaction has really put a smile on their faces. They talked us through their autumn/winter 12 offering. As predicted (and something which we love) their prints played a starring role and for this season were inspired by recent trips to Asia. They created a pattern based on Japanese "light trucks," vehicles studded with thousands of lights, and another one abstracted from Chinese opera masks. Crisscross and cutout effects were back with a bang and last season's embroidery was updated with more intricate beading. Furs and puffer coats also added an extra element of surprise for us.
After bidding the Pilotto boys farewell, off we went to visit Schumacher. A firm favourite with our clients at SAMUI, the lovely Stephanie talked us through the brand's key pieces over delicious coffee and French pastries. I couldn't help but get excited by their amazing accessories gallery.
To finish a wonderful day in Paris we had a very exciting debut meeting with the team at Mary Katrantzou while models worked the showroom wearing the most amazing printed pieces straight from the catwalk. We've definitely had a colourful time in the world's most beautiful fashion capital!