Custo Barcelona Fall Winter 2008 Fashion Show
Oh Custo, you crazy European! Last night, we went backstage to have a quick word with Custo Dalmau (one of two brothers for Custo Barcelona) before the A/W 08 show. A 'quick word' was, as it turned out, not in the cards. The backstage was jumping with people hanging around, with Spanish TV crews conducting 45 minute long interviews, with the sort of relaxed, celebratory chaos that is so difficult for Americans to conjure or understand. We stood waiting in a line that was not a line, thinking to ourselves, "Okay, it's 6:15, our slot was at 6:10 and we've got to run over to Chris Han soon. This is so ridiculous. Why isn't anyone keeping this organized!" and then our interview with Custo begins. He tells us about 'the music' for a while but you'll be spared this part of the video because he starts kissing a friend and talking to us at the same time and it's never really clear whether he is talking about disco music in general or, like, his show. Anyway, some of the collection turned out to be totally nuts, and we appreciate them giving us something to talk about in upcoming weeks aside from fur stoles and 'it' shoes.
Interview with Custo Barcelona
Custo Barcelona Spring 2008 Fashion Show
Paired with some tall boots and a cute pea coat, a bold print dress is a great, effortless option for Fall. Right now, there are so many artful, flowy print dresses in stores than I can hardly stand not to buy them all, so I thought I would share them with you. Veering from mod to feminine to chic, these looks are sure to get you noticed. Here are some of my favorite print dresses at designer and non-designer prices.
T-Bags V-Neck Dress, $212, available here.
Rachel Pally Turtleneck Sheath Dress in Bungee/Fish, $207, available here.
Issa Long Sleeve Wrap Dress, $400, available here.
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When it comes to mixing and matching patterns and textures, no one does it quite like Custo Barcelona. The line, from Spanish brothers Custo and David Dalmau, is known for wild colors and patchwork styles, which sometimes work and sometimes aren't so easy on the eyes.
The Spring 2007 collection, shown Thursday at New York Fashion Week, is best consumed in small doses. I loved the use of bright yet muted colors against gold accents, as well as brocade-like patterns that evoke exotic bazaars. However, I thought the line overdosed a bit on colliding stripe designs, and I also could live without the pointy elfin booties. But at least no one can accuse Custo Barcelona of being dull. To see all of Fabsugar's Fashion Week coverage, click here. To see the rest of the Custo Barcelona line, read more