This past weekend YRB Magazine attended the Custo Barcelona’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection, Skin, at Lincoln Center. The trademarked brand stayed true to its nature, juxtaposing textiles, prints and color. The new collection titled Skin, showcased exactly that – sensual and transparent looks accentuating the power of the female form.
The runway collection highlighted the beauty of the body through ultra-light linens and flowy silks arranged on the sides and backs of structured dresses and laser-cut body suits utilizing skin as the underlying silhouette. For Spring 2015 Custo Barcelona introduced geometric cut outs and openings that allow the sweet and seductive side of women to show.
Colors made reference to sensations such as the ocean’s breeze against the skin or the sight of a dramatic sunrise. Together, the colors this season represented a sweetness in the atmosphere that caressed the skin with seduction.
While staying true to their essence, Custo Barcelona unveiled looks enhanced by intricate cutwork and uniquely textured appliqués. Short babydoll dresses created a geometric base for the cropped jackets and vests. Miniskirts and shorts were cut in evasee, adorned with dreamy lace and exquisite silks in snakeskin patterns, like straight cut trousers and skirts that were paired with understated bandeau tops. Accessories included woven-patterned sandals, boxed-heeled booties, handbags, and sunglasses.
The men’s collection evoked a crafty masculine vibe while revealing the theme of Skin. Loose-knit fitting trousers, ultra-light artisanal linen jackets, t-shirts and sweats were paired effortlessly with vibrant duffel bags. The Custo man is one that appreciates quality of natural knits and contemporary textures, he also prefers a more relaxed fit in monochromatic tones reminiscent of the aromas of anise, toffee and pistachio. For him, the footwear ranged from brogues to sneakers and looks were paired with cross-body bags and sunglasses.