I’ve been struggling with writing this review. You know how they say, if you don’t have anything nice to say, say nothing at all? Well, that’s kind of how I’m feeling. While I applaud Custo Barcelona for having the most racially diverse runway at Mercedes-Benz fashion week, I wasn’t very receptive to the looks they presented this time around. The major themes of this show were color and texture. Fringe made a very strong showing, dangling in both thick and sparse bunches off at least half of the womenswear pieces. Even more pervasive though, was a peek-a-boo theme as sheer, and crocheted fabrics dominated this collection. The main colors on the runway were shades of purple, pink, and aqua. Because there were hardly any neutral colors to provide a much needed balance, after a short while, everything that came down the runway began to look a little tacky. A little night out with the loud bridge-and-tunnel crowd. A little much.
The Custo Barcelona Men’s collection followed the color story of the women’s wear, but instead of fringe and sheer, we got shine, crazy prints, deep v-necks and stripes. I don’t think I really know who the target audience is for this collection, as I can’t see menswear of this extreme color magnatude doing well in this country, so I guess we’ll have to leave that to the Europeans.
- M.I.S.S. NYFW: Custo Barcelona S/S 2011
- M.I.S.S. NYFW: Custo Barcelona S/S 2012
- M.I.S.S. NYFW: Nanette Lepore Spring 2010
- Nails Did: Betsey Johnson x OPI Collaborate
- M.I.S.S. NYFW: Cassette Spring 2009