Inspired by an "amalgam of their favorite heroines of sci-fi and fantasy," designers Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra of the editorial favorite label Costello Tagliapietra, created a softly romantic collection that still spoke to a woman's inner strength and power. "These are pieces for an imaginary tale of power and strength. Books of European fairy tales spun with vintage militaria were used to explore new techniques in couture finishings, leather and thread tracing the body's curves against the colors of jewels discovered in a long lost treasure, slightly deeper and slightly richer; a certain magic. We had alpaca yarn woven to look like an alien fur and reimagined the textures of reptiles, hand weaving them into jacquards that glimmer with depth and surface tension.” the pair explained in the official liner notes to the show.
Here are some of our favorite looks from the show.
All images: C. Hope for Style Wylde.
For more from the Costello Tagliapietra Fall 2014 runway show check out the exclusive Style Wylde Backstage beauty report here.