Runway News


Fresh from the London Catwalks of Vivianne Westwood and Jeremy Scott, model and part-time "it" girl Pixie Geldolf took to the stage at Milan’s famed Piazza Duomo for Costume National.  A crowd of 10,000 looked on in awe.

This season, the young label wanted to bring fashion to the people directly.  The striking line got down to business with a mix of sheer and metalic fabrics that brought life and spirit to the show.

Many of the pieces borrowed the smart casual appeal of tuxedoes.  Even this one, above, has just the hint of a vest underneath without the penguin cage look of a dinner jacket.
Here, Costume National turns their own design on its head with a sheer top that provides the frameless infrastructure for a sleeveless metallic captain’s jacket.

What’s especially impressive is the way that the C’N’C line brings such a wild look to the streets with the overstuffed handbag.  This woman could be on a runway in Milan, or heading to a meeting in London.

It is in this intersection of opposites where the show takes off.  Organic vs. metalic.  Traditional sewing vs. radical design.  Even the use of Pixie Geldolf amidst a sea of faceless models make these designs come through as the scrambled transmission of cosmonauts searching for life in other galaxies.
Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.