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Thursday, February 18, 2010
The Custo Barcelona "Hairy Metal" fall 2010 Collection
TEXT, VIVIAN G. KELLY-VAN ZUTPHEN
We had a seat for this big-time show but got shut-out anyhow. As we stood in the Bryant Park Lobby watching the show on the monitor, we reflected on WHY this SPANISH brand is such a hot ticket here in the USA.
The Dalmau brothers have successfully captured and held on to the laid-back Californian style they saw on the surfers who lived in Southern California and the psychedelic look that plays in Northern California.
We applaud them for their consistency -you expect + you get: wild cartoony prints, peacock worthy color and umpteen texture combinations. We loved the paillette mini dress with cap sleeves and the rich hues of green. For him, our top pick is the black sequin or leather suit worn with a seventies' style smiley-face tee.
Overall, there were far fewer layers and an abundance of texture mixing shredded fabrics and lots of metallics - hence the title, "hairy metal". True there was a dose of black and grey but they were over the top and all shined up in patent leather treatment that kept our eyes glued on the screen.