Costello Tagliapietra

New York: Costello Tagliapietra’s ladylike procession for F/W 13 had a certain librarian chic, with looks that vacillated between delicately demure and homespun vintage. The former meant dusty-hued versions of the designers’ signature jersey day dresses as well as faded, traditional floral prints, while cozier items included cableknit shrugs, velveteen trousers and 60s swing capes. But absent the explosive patterns and deft twisting and tucking which defined the duo’s Spring season, their latest work lacked the spark of imagination usually present on the Costello Tagliapietra runway.—Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Draped & lean / Fitted

Color: Mushroom / Lavender / Slate grey / Dusty pumpkin / Spice / Coco / Forest green / Sky blue / Chartreuse / Russian blue

Key Items: Fluid wrap dresses / Teddy bear coats / Cardigans / Cableknit sweaters / Draped sheaths / Menswear trousers

Materials: Silk / Jersey / Alpaca / Felt / Velvet

Print + Pattern: Florals / Circuitry motifs

Details + Trim: Vine motif cable knit / Poet sleeves / Draping / Pintucking

Accessories + Footwear: Leather bow belts / Peep-toe pumps / Knit shrugs / Platform pumps


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