NYFW | Costello Tagliapietra Fall 2010

Everyone is a Geisha as far as Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra are concerned. Stirred by a recent trip to Japan, the suspender clad Brooklyn Boys draped their way into a Fall 2010 collection that defies all rules of convention. Hoping to translate that excited feeling of  “a young girl taking her first journey embarking on her life,” Tagliapietra says, a sense of readiness and adventure was laced through this truly autumn palette. Hints of “kimono” touched each garment – so crisp, so precise, but in no way fussy or complicated. Featuring very close silhouettes, particular attention to the waistline, and not a single hemline beyond the shin, the woman who rocks these frocks is a woman who knows what it means to be dressed. Note the lack of a suit option? How fresh! Craftsmanship and detail were in perfect harmony, staggeringly so. It was obvious what a meticulous eye and hand required to pull off such “magicianary”. What else is to be expected from from two self-proclaimed ‘math nerds?’ It’s worth mentioning that the translation of the Japanese word ‘gei’ is art and ‘sha’ is person. I’ll say. Milk Studios was the perfect place to host such a display with its own brand of simplicity and candor.