Costello Tagliapietra Spring Summer 2011

Design duo Costello Tagliapietra are masters at draping jersey. This was most evident in the first few looks that came down the runway but after that things became a bit strained. I usually love their work, it’s so subtle and beautifully made that a single dress from them is a major building block for an outfit that will last you years.

For spring it looks like they were experimenting and really pushing themselves and that’s admirable but there were so many looks that just didn’t work. Silk sack dresses with diagonal ruching looked awful, as did the questionable looking prints. But it wasn’t all bad. A gorgeous long sleeved dress with a fist-full of pin-tucks fanning out from the torso was testament to the restrained elegance they do so well.


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