Radiating with the eye-popping colors, prints and graphics his designer label is known for, Custo Dalmau of Custo Barcelona debuted the Spring/Summer 2013 collection entitled SS13: X-ray on September 9 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2013 at Lincoln Center in New York City.
The collection suggests colors and graphics through a filter of transparencies. This effect was emphasized by a back wall of strategically placed metallic pieces creating a shimmer around each model’s runway entrance. Dalmau said, “I want to make people guess the color through a wall of prisms.” The collection’s sea, stars and sky inspiration was brought to life with mirror-like textiles and transparent portions of silk and nylon.
The women’s and men’s wear featured bright lime greens, bold reds and breezy turquoise/aqua. Bohemian chic dresses with fringe, flowing tunics, jackets with pushed-up sleeves, t-shirts with sophisticated graphics and über short, shorts were created from one-of-a-kind fabric and innovative textures that drew attention to pieces’ strong architectural lines and sheer volumes. Dalmau noted, those who wear my clothes have a sense of humor, irony and individuality.