by Michael Regester
[Image Courtesy of Skingraft/Randy Brooke]
Skingraft’s fall/winter 2015 collection exuded design expertise with a collection of juxtaposing hard and soft elements. The lineup showcased strong, structured leather outerwear paired with softer jersey and cashmere while maintaining the brand’s rather refined motif for the season. The looks, although edgy, stuck to a simple color palette of bone, white, black, and grey while featuring pops of maroon intermittently. All looks featured were highly wearable pieces easily displaying how the runway can translate into our every day lives. The LA based-brand definitely understand how important it is to stay fashionable, and warm, during winter!
Michael Costello’s collection seems to have been greatly influenced by the success of Beyoncé’s Grammy dress last year, as the garments featured similar silhouettes and fabrics but in a more telling black motif. Even though the collection was almost entirely comprised of black, an air of romance was still present, which enhancing the seductive overarching nature of the lineup. Costello has also officially announced his intention on making a foray into menswear with three looks featured during the show. Although the collection showcased the evolution of Costello’s designs, the final look, a flowing silver dress (pictured above), reminded us of the signature Costello opulence the designer is most known for.