Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring ’11. Costello Tagliapietra Whispers Refinement in Your Ear.

September 10, 2010 • New York Fashion Week Spring '11

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Summary: A cool breeze blew through the stark white space of Milk Studios before the Costello Taglipietra runway show began—almost as if it were paving the way for the equally whispery collection. A study in delicately-colored georgette and jersey, the collection placed its emphasis on the contrast between structure and movement. The designers all used this collection to introduce their process of AirDye garments, an eco-friendly dye process that results in a lush watercolor print. The prints punctuated a mostly neutral palette of pale blue, steel and beige. What the garments lack in color, however, they made up more in impeccable tailoring, draping and intricate detail. Cowlnecks draped elegantly across collarbones, ruching nipped in waists and a stunning gazar jacket with a voluminous sculpted shoulder was literally a walking work of art. Costello Tagliapetra once again proves with this collection that refinement and luxury can still be very much attainable even with using sustainable materials and a subtle, muted canvas.

Color Palette: desert, sage, palest blue, palest sage, steel, electric storm, new leaf, dark steel, seal brown, rose, rose sunspot print, dark storm, steel gray, two tone,  AirDye

Fabrics and Textures: georgette, ponte, jersey, gazar, sculpted, shaped, pleated, high cowl, cropped, gathered, shaped, sculpted shoulder

Key Pieces: AirDye palest blue georgette sculpted side dress, steel ponte cropped sleeve high cowl dress, AirDye electric storm print day dress with sculpted shoulder, dark steel jersey dress, seal brown gazar jacket with sculpted back/seal brown print dress, AirDye rose sunspot print dress

-Alia Rajput

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