One of the first shows of NYFW I was looking forward to was Michael Costello. The Project Runway alumni is known for his impeccable tailoring and creative evening gowns.
Unfortunately, the show left me wondering if Costello’s S/S 17′ collection is an homage to the worst trends of the 1980s; or a montage of every idea he did not execute during his time on Project Runway.
There was too much satin-like fabrication for my liking. Under the harsh lights of a runway it was hard to tell if the first half of his collection was made from satin or a poly-blend, but the piece looked overworked.
I was left wondering, couldn’t anyone step in and say, “Hey Michael, you might want to set a focus and clear direction for your collection,” or at the very least help him edit what he planned to show.
Here are a few of my favorite looks.
Then, there are…other looks…
Images via Elle.com