They say that morning regrets are nothing compared to making legendary nights.
Many know that I’m a party boy, with a penchant for all things gold (and red) and neon lights. New York Fashion Week (NYFW) definitely feeds the passion for nightlife. And Custo Barcelona‘s collection literally bedazzled with sheer opulence of neon colors, quite distinct from the former winter season quantity of metal, sequin and sparkle. Titled “Call Me Tomorrow”, Custo Dalmau‘s clothing was an homage to textures and colors for the flirty and fun types. I called this funky maximalism at its coolest!
There were plenty of textures and prints and colors to pick from, so grouping them into looks proved challenging, but became part of the fiesta and eye candy. Starting with pinks and fuchsias, there were the very trending asymmetric dresses, ruffle tops and skirts, patchwork and creatively cut casual and street style shirts and dresses in shiny fabrics, often embelished with metallic gold and silver.
The same trend continued with cooler, almost mermaid like blues and green hues in blues and turquoise, giving those with tailored color palettes an option. Amidst the glitterati, the fanny pack made a come back too!
There were splashes of multicolored outfits too, breaking away from a trending era of monochrome, with patchwork capris and metallic tops, or altogether asymmetric patched together dresses and shirts and jackets and even bikinis! My favorite was a red and gold jacket, two of my favorite hues in one outerwear jacket in wave patterns that would find a home in my wardrobe any day.
Darker hues included a salacious sheer top and mesh sweater, alongside black leather pants, often paired with other elements of gold and silver to bring out the nightlife spirit. Using gold and silver together was a risque but admirable combination, often paired with textural juxtaposition or with even more embroidery and embellishment, with the introduction of pastel greens and pinks in pinstripes on a few shirts. By contrast, there were few white elements, with two dresses making an impact due to the standout color and patches on them.
For the love of brightness and adoration for lack of convention, the sheer quantity of metal, frays, frills, bombers, shorts, caps and accessories, varying from lightweight fabrics to transparent ones, almost always paired together and splashed with sequins, formulated the future of fashion, combining luxury with street style, almost becoming a deluxe sportswear collection.
The future of fashion looks deliciously bright and addictively unconventional.