Costello Tagliapietra; Afshin Feiz
Costello Tagliapietra: To quote the inimitable Byron, this collection was "sexy Vicar's wife." Demure little dresses in gray, gray and more gray -- with some cream, rust, and red thrown in for good measure -- they were mostly high necked and long sleeved, but when the models walked back down the runway, you found out they were slit open from neck to waist. Same with one floor length number which was completely slit up the back to reveal flashes of lots of leg -- good for making a great exit. Hair was two chunky braids wrapped around the head Guinivere style, adding to the demure librarian feel. (Downtown Dolls & Afro Love girls take note.) One standout piece: a dark grey, drapey top with long sash tie that started at the shoulder, was fashioned into a bow at the waist and extended past the hemline.
Afshin Feiz: The few dark, rock-type looks they sent out were great. The wideleg pant with one black leg, one white, and then paired with a shiny, necktie blouse was right on, and Rock Punk girls would also look good in the black velvet fitted pant with white chiffon ruffle blouse and tuxedo jacket, and the black short dress with gold rope belt (drapey sexy). Also good: the salmon silk chiffon goddess-y number with long self-fabric panels and strings trailing behind (Global Chic).