Custo Barcelona Fall/Winter 2011
Last February 13, the Custo Barcelona Fall/Winter 2011 Collection at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week was packed with a lot of people. In fact, they weren’t able to accommodate everyone inside the Stage where the show was being held.
It was a full-house show flocked with fashionable Spanish people supporting the Spanish designer Custodio Dalmau. It was Custo and brother David who started the brand after being impressed with the Californian lifestyle in a round-the-world trip. Custo Barcelona is a mix of California cool and colorful and funky Barcelona.
Custo Barcelona Fall/Winter 2011 Collection: The Colors
Custo Barcelona is known for their colorful shirts and dresses among other things. The colors pinks, purples, aqua blues, teals, greens, yellows and oranges mixed with blacks are very common in their pieces. However, at the start of the show, I was surprised to see a lot of gray, silver, black, white and some hints of dark red and maroon in the collection. There were also touches of camel and blue shades.
Custo Barcelona Fall/Winter 2011 Collection: The Style
I found the pieces to be edgy, playful and yet sophisticated. Just the right mix of color for the Fall/Winter season. The collection is very rich – having a mix of lace, animal print, fur, ruffles, metallics, velvet, leather and so on. Yes, it is that busy. And while the conservatives will find the collection to be too eclectic for their taste, the pieces can stand out individually. They are high fashion. Real Haute! Check out the photos and see for yourself!
Some of the celebrities spotted at the Custo Barcelona Fall/Winter 2011" show includes *Miss Teen USA Kamie Crawford, Miss J. Alexander of TV show America’s Next Top Model and Wyclef Jean and wife Claudinette among others.
Stay tuned for my last two shows for this season’s New York Fashion Week: Carlos Miele and Tracy Reese. I’m excited!
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