NYFW Report: Custo Barcelona A/W 2012 Fashion Show

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As other lines bounce between minimalist and Muppet-esque from year to year, there is one certainty: Custo Barcelona will never dip in to that clean and architectural side of the spectrum.

So flamboyant that they sometimes toe the line of gimmicky, Custo’s collections are always riots of prints and colors and patchworking, and their Fall/Winter 2012 showing was no exception.

Custo Dalmau sent his girls out in stomping boots and dizzy sweaters, some trimmed with flapping yarn and fuzzy trim, and one featuring a mane of bright green fringe.

Aquatic teals and mints popped up between the blacks and browns and reds and disappeared, replaced with lilac and rose; a characteristically un-unified color scheme.

And yet there were some pieces that looked independently wearable: shimmering, almost sheer tees, a liquid velvet menswear-inspired overcoat and a graphic mini-dress topped with a reworked varsity jacket were lovely and still uncompromising.

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