For his spring 2014, Custo Dalmau for Custo Barcelona presented a refined and repressed collection. Repressed for the eclectic designer who usually works with multiple techniques. Known for loud prints and mix-and-match aesthetic, this collection was a bit toned down and it worked. Custo explained “in this collection we bet on bringing our identity to the level of sophistication and refinement—fusion of colors and materials but very refined.”
This was one of Custo Barcelona's best collections that I’ve seen so far. He wanted the collection to be sophisticated and he definitely accomplished that in numerous pieces. Stand out pieces included a sheer white blouse with red and white Aztec embroidery paired of culottes. A shimmering rose-gold blouse embroidered with neon raffia at the shoulders and worn with a metallic jacquard skirt. I loved all of the red Aztec pieces for both women and men.
Now I said toned down, not a complete 360 degree transformation from what we've come to expect from Custo Barcelona. There were plenty tribal motif prints and embroideries in everything from coats to swim. From bold structured overcoats that mixed in fringe, tribal prints and metallic sheen. Dresses, swimsuits and sheer chiffon overlays along-side mini shorts and intimates carried with them the bold brilliance we've come to love.
Check out the photo gallery for images from Custo Barcelona’s Spring 2014 Collection