FICTION AND REALITY
The Custo Barcelona Spring Summer 2011 Runway Collection proposes the fusion of a dichotomy: Ornamentation versus Functionality.
Ornamentation: Pieces which are artisanal, handmade and special; clothing that one would wear for a night out on the town. The inspiration is drawn from the movement of a Calder mobile.
Functionality: Pieces which are familiar and utilitarian; also known as “everyday clothes” or outdoor dressing.
Music Festivals are what drive this inspiration this season. The result of this dichotomy is the discovery of new textures on one hand, and of new and more architectonic volumes on the other. These textures and volumes are created by intertwining geometric shapes with feathers and shiny embroidery and also by adding shots of neon into the mixed graphics. A toned down and subtle color palette (nude, Aquamarine, turquoise, caramel, honey, etc.) is combined with fluorescent, fuchsia, green and yellow.
The collection is an ode to pure geometry, where the pieces are created by the surprising mix among forms, empty space and color…… This is quintessential CUSTO.
Model Jaco van den Hoven（photo by vogue.com )