Peter Pilotto designers confirm plans to pause brand

Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos

Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos have confirmed they are pressing pause on the Peter Pilotto brand.

Earlier this week, editors at WWD published a report suggesting the designer duo, who co-founded the London-based label in 2007, were taking a break from the company.

And on Thursday, the pair issued a statement confirming the news was true.

"After 12 exhilarating years of collaboration, Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos have decided to take a break and pause their eponymous brand Peter Pilotto," a statement posted on the brand's Instagram page read. "During the imminent break, Peter and Christopher will reassess all aspects of the future of the brand, it's (sic) structure, business model and operations.

"Commenting, Peter and Christopher said, 'We have loved working together and love what we have created with Peter Pilotto. The brand is a true blend of our passions and creativity, but we need time to pause and rethink before we explore our next steps in this rapidly changing world. We are excited about our next phase, whether separately or jointly.'"

In the caption, the pair also thanked fans of the label for their support and praised their investors for confirming that they will continue to own the brand.

Mad Men star January Jones offered up her support in the caption, writing, "(Love) U both! And excited to see what's next!" while Blue Crush actress Kate Bosworth posted a series of heart emojis.

According to WWD, the duo recently filed paperwork to have the brand's holding company, Pilotto De Vos Ltd., removed from the Companies House database, the official register of U.K. businesses, which means it will cease to exist.

Members from the Peter Pilotto design team were reportedly laid off late last year and a pop-up shop, which was due to remain open in London's Mayfair district until May, has closed. The designers didn't present a fall/winter 2020 runway show this month.

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