Summary: Before the show began I noticed "Ultrasuede jersey" was used in every single look on the line sheet, then I remembered they are known for using it. Designers Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra were inspired by surrealist artist H.R. Giger and Irving Penn's photography as
inspiration. Charcoal, cement, neutral colors including a few curious shades like "television static" and "tv pixel" as well as spots of orange, (which I either love or hate) and a lot of Swarovski Crystal dotted in. When the models walked out I was blown away. They strutted strongly and assertively, hands firmly planted on hips in beautifully constructed and perfectly cinched dresses with glimmering crystal accents shining brightly in the light, like caviar on sand. It was as if the models were saying 'I know I look good" and "What I am wearing is just perfect." There was some strategic tonal color blocking on sleeves and pants hinting at superheroism and athleticism. Look out!
Color Palette: Television static, beige, charcoal, cement gray, dark grey, orange, brown houndstooth, bone
Textures & Details: Ultrasuede jersey, moiré, Swarovski trims and encrustations, Draping, twisting and hand pleating
Key Looks: tv pixel Ultrasuede jersey draped dress with contrast skirt, cement gray embosses Ultrasuede tie waist coat with bone stretch Ultrasuede and moiré pant, dark gray stretch Ultrasuede Swarovski encrusted dress
– Carol Calacci
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