Costello Tagliapietra Spring 2006: Chekhov Revisited

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK SPRING-SUMMER 2006

NEW YORK, Sep 11, 2005 / FW/ — As a lethal light bathes the wooden floor of the Altman Building’s basement, long painted-like silhouettes come forward on discreet and soothing music.
Models give life to their wax doll faces with a shiny complexion. Hair doesn’t hinder each girl’s natural beauty through a simple looking but elaborate pinned structure.

COSTELLO TAGLIAPIETRA SPRING-SUMMER 2006. AN ILLUSTRATION BY JULIEN FOURNIE.

COSTELLO TAGLIAPIETRA SPRING-SUMMER 2006. AN ILLUSTRATION BY JULIEN FOURNIE.

As models come and go, their dresses, blouses and skirts display a perfect technique for jersey cuts.
Innovative fabric balancing, the purest kimono sleeves, and fluid shapes sculpted on the bodyline, are the landmarks for this spring collection mastered by the designing duet Costello Tagliapietra.
Nothing in their approach is gratuitous. Every length, cut, drape, split is thoroughly thought out in each piece and leaves its color to be fully revealed.

Clay, eggshell, lavender never mix but compose a nostalgic harmony that recalls heroines of long-gone Cherry Orchards, revisited with contemporary pertinence.
These close-to-perfection clothes left in the air after the show an evanescent memory of these women who seemed to float just above the floor surface.

This is certainly due to the materials used in this collection and also to the research on clothes’ structure operated by this very talented and seriously passionate working couple of designers whose efforts and goals have become so unique that they seem to come from one same person.

The Costello Tagliapietra design duo most certainly opening up an unexplored track for the future.

JEAN PAUL CAUVIN

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