Custo Barcelona S/S 18

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The Future of Fashion

Custo Barcelona gives us insight into the future of fashion with his SS18 runway presentation. The calculated combinations of colors, prints, and textures in each of his looks provided a spectacular visual feast for the eyes. The lineup included a number of fuchsias and turquoise patchwork translucid organza dresses in asymmetrical hems, jumpsuits crafted in technical sheen fabrics paired with thick strapped fanny packs, and a variety of metallic gold and silver leather pants and jackets shown together.

What I found to be completely astounding was the interaction between material and silhouette in a number of the looks. One particular garment that stood out was an asymmetric cropped bustier top, sporting PVC ruffles, and a shoulder train. How the designer managed to make one of the most rigorous fabrics appear so lightweight and elegant certainly convinces me that he’s seen the future of fashion.