Custo Barcelona Spring 2012

Written by  Marv Valladares
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Custo Barcelona photo by Ugo Camera

CUSTO BARCELONA presented its new Spring/Summer 2012 collection named “TRIPOLAR” at the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week in Lincoln Center.to a standing-room-only crowd of international editors, photographers and fans of the brand. In this SS 2012 collection garments were divided into three groups, each with its own identity and theme. This created spectacular presentation on the catwalk, empowering the collection with a triple personality.

The first group was called DUAL and proposed a casual look, suitable both for men and women, dominated by contemporary graphics. Key garments from that line were blazers, shirts, knitwear and comfortable trousers for men. All the pieces immersed in a color palette of greys, beiges, blues, khakis and blacks, designed and made with natural raw materials such as linen, cotton and silk; and synthetic fabrics such as nylon, acetate rayon and Lurex. Textures were shiny with mirrors, holographics and metal effects combined with washed and distressed textures.

The second group presented was KALEIDOSCOPIO. It was a collection based on micro-pieces of different materials, assembled to create a geometrical universe inspired by the kaleidoscope. Key garments were swimwear and jackets in different tones of beige, brown, ochre, coral pink, turquoise and acid green.

The third and last group was named Mírame, and comprised evening and occasion wear. The most significant garments were shorts, tops and swimwear, made of silk and linen combined with nylon, acetate rayon and manual applications to achieve 3-D effects. The colors dominating Mírame include purple, turquoise, pink, orange and grey. The textures in this group were shiny: gold, silver and copper.

Pinstripe Magazine asked Custo to describe his collection and this is what he had to say, press play to listen. Then click on the video below to see the entire collection and some behind the scenes backstage .

Custo Barcelona Interview by PinstripeMag


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