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#NYFW Cheat Sheet: Costello Tagliapietra


On the second floor of MILK Studios (the oft preferred alternative to Lincoln Center), newlyweds Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapetra showed their Fall 2012 collection in a rush of coral reef-like prints and soothing colored draping. Having been together 17 years, their marriage didn’t change anything too drastically. In fact, the were in love before they went into business. In such happiness, they also give back to Mama Earth by using AirDye  to color their fabrics; they don’t use water, which typically harbors toxins and releases them into water sources. Wich such positivity in their world, Jeffery’s watercolor paintings of chrysanthemums blossomed into a Costello Tagliapietra collection that delights.

#NYFW Cheat Sheet: Costello Tagliapietra

Color palette: Burnt orange and browns with deep ocean green-blues and multi-sided lavender and pink.
Mood: Underwater life meets 30′s draping and Beetlejuician intentions. It’s a kind of comfort that can keep uptown chic.
Statement Pieces: Patterned jumpsuit, done.
Front Row Name Drops: Patrick McDonald, the dandiest of the dandy.
Runway Music: The MisShapes

Written by Jessica Lapidos

I impart my daily love of light layering, thick-as-thieves platforms and undiscovered fashionable gems. I love to turn a phrase, and in truth I'm a designer at werq.