Runway Review: Costello Tagliapietra gave their Barney’s babes an assortment of polished looks that had a somewhat off-kilter, slightly relaxed and inventive zest that made for a strong outing
For Fall 2010, design duo Costello Tagliapietra– Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra– known for their immaculate takes on classic Grecian draping cited Japan and the early work of it’s most iconic designers, Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo as influences, giving their Barney’s babes an assortment of polished looks that had a somewhat off-kilter, slightly relaxed and inventive zest that made for a strong outing.
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Working with a palette of soothing desert tones, this collections lightness and somber sophistication beautifully hit upon next season’s call for a cleaner direction while taking the label in a zone that felt decidedly less precious and more universal in appeal and versatility.
Here, each look had an enviable wearability, and not just for cocktail hour, draping was sliced into panels that created focus points and sculptural folds, creating a strong foundation for fall layering that’s anything but ho-hum. — Naveed Hussain, VagabondNYC
Photos: Costello Tagliapietra