Designers Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra stated that their Spring 2013 collection was about love. As an onlooker, I felt that the designs embodied a poignant romanticism.
The highlight of the collection was the designers' usage of color and print. The color palette adhered to a selection of blue, green and orange hues that ranged from pastel to more vibrant selections. The curious mix made for an air of multifaceted femininity. This distinct personality was conveyed seamlessly by the colors and prints, an achievement that is hard to come by. The Spring 2013 girl is a juxtaposition of lifestyles: where uptown meets downtown, urban sophistication meets the quaintness of the countryside. This girl is grown-up, yet she betrays a romantic innocence in the masterful draping that gently caresses her form.
Painterly floods of color, miniature patterns reminiscent of watercolors and vivid brushstrokes have a modern appeal that could easily transition from upper-class, rural bliss to the creative Brooklyn scene.
Colorful looks were interspersed with beige and olive frocks: not nearly as thrilling to the eye, but successful in their forms. (The fluid silhouettes of this collection were executed with flawless craftsmanship.)
I certainly felt a rush of emotion upon viewing this collection. Refreshing precision married to purity: the first bloom of spring is budding!
View the collection in its entirety here.
All images from Style.com