Costello Tagliapietra Fall/Winter 2013

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Accompanied by the upbeat techno music of the MisShapes, the first model at Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra’s Spring 2013  runway show was clad in an unimpressive burnt orange and brick colored draped turtleneck dress with a brown alpaca teddy bear coat.

Much like their fall collection, designers Costello and Tagliapietra maintained the same design technique of draping and incorporated patterns in order to create a sensual and confident collection of pieces that conformed to the body.

Gradually, the outfits evolved from the mundane, earthy tones to pulsating prints.  For their Fall/Winter 2013 show, Costello and Tagliapietra’s inspiration stemmed form aerial maps and topographic lines, which could be seen in the printed blouses and dresses.

Following the prints were outfits of vibrant colors.  Shocking pink, tangerine orange, ice-teal, violet, and acid green were just some of the hues that ended the show on a very bright note.

While Costello and Tagliapietra claimed to have drawn their inspiration for this collection from different sources, a lot of kimono-belted style dresses were repeated. However, the designers managed to maintain the clean shape and form in all outfits from the collection, one of the few features that were appreciated.

Sanjana Kucheria is a contributing writer. Email her at [email protected]