Another show I had the chance to enjoy during NYFW was the Custo Barcelona Spring-Summer 2015 'Skin' collection, presented at Lincoln Center. Designer Custo Dalmau, whom I had the opportunity to interview backstage again this season, definitely stayed true to his usual aesthetic of vibrant colours and clashing prints, only this time, allowing geometric cutouts and subtle transparencies to make their debut to a multitude of mini dresses and bathing suits, creating a line of sensual and transparent looks accentuating the power of the female form. Then again, everybody knows that Custo Barcelona is always a show you can count on to see models flashing some flesh !
Skin, was it ?
Colors for SS15 were evoking the sweet taste of mint, cherry, lemon, apricot and creamy strawberry while making reference to sensations such as the ocean’s breeze against the skin or the sight of a dramatic sunrise. Quite the unique exotic edge, perfect for those summer days when you go straight form the beach to the bar ! The collection’s mash-up of sportswear and knitwear also unveiled complex patchwork and delicate detailing, an ode to sensuality, that created an innovative perspective of what we know as outerwear.
Short babydoll dresses created a geometric base for the cropped jackets and vests. Miniskirts and shorts were cut in evasee, adorned with dreamy lace and exquisite silks in snakeskin patterns, like straight cut trousers and skirts that were paired with understated bandeau tops. Each look of the women's collection were also paired with woven-patterned sandals and boxed-heeled booties. Other accessories included handbags and sunglasses. Overall, the Custo Barcelona collection revealed hidden treasures of layering and uncovered skin, providing a line perfect for the woman who wants to be feminine and sexy.
Amalfi Coast, here we come !