By Contributor

Sunday, February 9, 2014

New York City, New York, USA – Custo Barcelona presented a sultry collection for  Fall/Winter 2014. It brings a profound shift towards sophistication and refinement. This season the Custo Barcelona signature trademark of juxtaposing textiles continues to prevail through the evolution of the brand from its original prints to its detailed graphic illusions. The FW14 collection presents a lower decibel of design to showcase chic and wearable trends for women and men.

The runway collection highlights a new sophistication for women with an understated Custo Barcelona signature style. A general theme of unifying prints and solids in dual materials, showcased through asymmetrical designs, were prevalent throughout the collection. This season the designer showcased an array of over-sized coats, sheer dresses in shiny metallic prints, and mini shorts crafted in textured fabrics and faux skins.

Three essential winter coats in black, gray and camel give way to the new peacoat in a variety of mohair and faux fur. Sheer blouses and shiny metallic dresses also add to the transparent moments on the runway. The original prints on the garments, another of the brand’s signature trademarks, notably feature geometrical patterns and landscapes of New York City and Barcelona on metallic lamé and silk fabrics. While the colors and prints were slightly muted this season, metallic inlays and sheer shiny silk dresses created a burst of energy on the catwalk.

Taking inspiration from the feminine shapes of bygone eras, this collection features high-waist flowing skirts, long-sleeved turtle necks and crocheted A-lined dresses for the modern woman. Accessories ranged from leather hats and mirrored aviators to height-defying boots in burgundy, blue, gray and black faux pony hair.

Presented in New York’s Lincoln Center, the standing-room-only show was attended by international media outlets, reporters, photographers, VIP’s, and fans of the brand. Celebrity attendees included Joe Jonas, Carrie Preston, Justin Davis, Jackie Cruz, Brad Smith, Janice Dickinson, Miss “J” Alexander, June Ambrose, Miss Universe Gabriela Isler, Miss USA Erin Brady and Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf.