May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra presented a charming collection inspired by the deep forest and their own personal style – ‘we were thinking about ways in which we could reinterpret our own clothes and reflect on our own persons and our own histories’ – said the designers backstage. The heart of the lineup was translated into convincing fluid and layered silhouettes – cropped vests over plaid shirts looked surprisingly sexy and feminine, while their signature silk draped dresses exuded charm and sophistication. There were many more standout pieces – a cape shoulder shirt, high-waisted gaucho trousers, a beautiful tie-front coat – and the list goes on. The colour palette and the forest prints presented in the last few looks were predominantly inspired by the romanticism of the woodlands. The designers re-imagined their own wardrobe without losing the sense of femininity that they are known for. – Diego Sanchez
Theme: A walk in the forest
Key Items: Herringbone hand-stitched vest / Plaid shirts / Tuxedo shirts / Satin cape dress / Gaucho trousers / Tie-front draped coat / Woven cardigan dress / Forrest print split front dress / Wrap front dresses / Pleated circle skirts
Colour: Black / Red plum / Petrol / Navy / Slate green / Brown / Violet / Dark grey / Pale grey / Metallic
Materials + Trim: Herringbone / Silk satin / Crepe / Coated wool / Jersey / Embroidery / Felted wool / Cotton
Print + Pattern: Plaid / Forest print
Accessories + Footwear: Oxford shoes / Hiking boots / Suspenders / Long scarves
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