Long and shapeless might be nice for some, but for Costello Tagliapietra the onus of today’s show was the woman’s body. It all started with a full-skirted floral brocade fabric. From there the collection cycled through looks: a jersey draped shoulder dress, a slinky sheath dress or three and then a sheer shirt dress, many styles with monochromatic jersey backs. Even the jumpsuits came with an eye for femininity with deep broadcloth, open necklines all cut in satin.
There was a bit of hand-crafted plaid — clearly a favorite of the designers themselves as season after season they appear for their bow in a tartan of one hue or another — offered in a navy and a yellow the brand deemed “sunset”, but on the whole the solids stole the show.