Michael Costello catwalk show report S/S 2016 for NYFWNew York Fashion Week SS16
It was hard to tell which was brighter on Tuesday in New York, the late summer sun or the bold hues in designer Michael Costello’s Spring/Summer 2016 show. Bold yellows, fuchsias, blues, emeralds, and golds floated down the runway in the form of extravagant gowns and chic pantsuits. Models were even painted in a bright pink lipstick. The show was all about glamour this season, in typical Costello fashion.
The collection consisted of intricate beadwork and appliqué and even crowns. The hair was soft and flowing, just like Costello’s master drapery. There were deep-V cuts galore as well as elegant low cut backs that added just a touch of skin and sexiness. Broad structured shoulders were accentuated by long, hanging sleeves. Any woman would be happy to sport these creations at a red carpet event.
The light chiffons danced down the white runway. There was still some structure in the collection as Costello also used more structured woven for some of the strapless jumpsuits and gowns. The gold heels really shined as the popped from under the gowns as the models walked. Outfits were accompanied by textured, exotic-skinned handbags provided by San Francisco-based House of Borel.
The L.A. born, self-taught designer is something of a prodigy in the fashion world. He has been wowing fans since 2011 on Project Runway, then again as a runner up on Project Runway All-Stars. Since then he has dressed everyone from Beyonce to the Kardashian-Jenner clan, cementing his place in the fashion world.
Photos: Dominique Pettway
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