[All images via MercedesBenzFashionWeek.com]
For Custo Barcelona, fall is not a season for grey knits, hibernating in your heated apartment or hidden with heavy, monochrome layers. That is not to say that the Spanish designer made a collection for the tropics, but amidst the exotic, jungle prints were also the animals – and by that I mean (faux) ur. Only for Custo, even fur does not come in the usual dark tones; instead, he unleashed models clad in neon-colored imitation fur, sometimes in a fancy print, sometimes even-patterned to mimic the fur of wild beasts. Yes, brightly colored fur with brightly colored prints, but there is even more to catch your eye: the bling! A jacket entirely covered in silver sequins saw flashlights adding to the glitz and glitter. Towards the end of the show, the flamboyance might have become a little repetitive, but all in all, this is definitely a fun collection for anyone who wants to step onto center stage.
– Justina Lee