Custo Barcelona Spring 2014

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For Spring 2014 designer Custo Dalmau added some more demure elements to his usual attention grabbing collections, like shimmering sheer layers, floral lace, billowing sleeves and more soft silhouettes.  Have no fear, the eclectic prints you anticipate to see from this brand were also present. Loved the feminine white lace tank paired with a tribal printed engineered pencil skirt and matching visor. Another memorable look was a tuxedo jacket, heavily embroidered with Navajo motifs, shimmering sleeves in a complementary tribal print, sequined lapel and shoulder insets, paired with an equally embroidered top and black lace hot pants. The looks were mixed and mingled with the these juxtaposed inspirations and they looked really good, fun and well designed.  The standout pieces were definitely the jackets.  They were patchworks with different fabrics, placed prints and textures, like lurex with raffia, tribal print with fur, and leather among novelty open weaves.  All part of an enticing medley of global femininity that is the Custo Barcelona world. However it’s the details that captivated.

– Maria Giannakakis