It’s refreshing when male designers say they understand what women (not girls) want, and truly get it. For their latest collection of wear-everywhere dresses, not to mention the occasional jumpsuit and separates, Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra hit upon another group of bankable pieces. Drawing inspiration from a favorite Georgia O’Keeffe quote about the beauty of flowers, the duo created a custom print by digitally layering photos of gardens atop each other, resulting in a look that was more batik than flower. The print — as well as some strong solids — was used on dresses, mostly in a slinky jersey in various cuts: halterneck, cowl-neck, draped, ruched, slit open at the back, gathered in a big sash at the waist. “There are many different ways one can wear our dresses,” said Costello. “Each can make it their own.”

It’s refreshing when male designers say they understand what women (not girls) want, and truly get it. For their latest collection of wear-everywhere dresses, not to mention the occasional jumpsuit and separates, Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra hit upon another group of bankable pieces. Drawing inspiration from a favorite Georgia O’Keeffe quote about the beauty of flowers, the duo created a custom print by digitally layering photos of gardens atop each other, resulting in a look that was more batik than flower. The print — as well as some strong solids — was used on dresses, mostly in a slinky jersey in various cuts: halterneck, cowl-neck, draped, ruched, slit open at the back, gathered in a big sash at the waist. “There are many different ways one can wear our dresses,” said Costello. “Each can make it their own.”

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