To the rhythm of Disclosure and in (abrupt, but temporary) complete darkness, Costello Tagliapietra kicked Made Fashion Week off to a perfect start, with its cheerful, bright, jungle-like Spring – Summer sophistication. This season, the designer duo takes their Costello girl on vacation.

She sports a colorful, original, and almost tropical attire: pops mixed in with sober shades (turquoise with teal, khaki with beiges, cyprus and ciel, orange and fawn…), color-block dresses, wrap skirts and blazers with tuxedo pants… She even matches a yellow placket blouse with an orange tailored suit. Her allure is ladylike, with tight-fitting dresses, long evening gowns, and a timely elegance combining chic and accessibility—the designers’ own personal take on today’s luxury.

An overall success, as their main inspiration was to create feminine and approachable versions of their own personal style; adding a broader scope of components to their collection, dissecting their plaids and color palettes, to create their own, softer, more feminine prints. They tried to imagine how they would wear dresses (if they were women!), and that’s what they got: femininity, elegance and approachable luxury. They closed the show with their favorite look, a fig floor-length cardigan over a one-shoulder gown in the same color.

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