The models on Consuelo Castiglioni’s fall runway moved like a cosmopolitan wolf pack whose motto seemed to be “survival of the chicest.” They were dressed to conquer in gear that projected urban rawness defined by plain cuts and unfinished edges. These details showed up on wrap tunics and long vests layered over paneled skirts and fluid flared pants, all done in dense wools, tweeds and gabardine. This clan was stylishly intimidating.
The palette progressed from sturdy neutrals — camel, black and white — accented with bold flashes of red to organic, textural patterns and moody florals. Shaggy fur sleeves and big patch pockets added a rugged intensity to the look. It was powerful and luxurious, and while the silhouettes were strong, the excellent accessories determined the attitude.
The earrings really caught the eye, undercutting the attitude with a weird, organic charm. There were big tribal disks in red, yellow and brown; colorful spheres dangling off a curved spoke; and big, multistone styles that wound around the ear. Wide belts in colorful snakeskin emboldened the waistline and bags with thick straps were worn cross-body — must keep the hands free.
Castiglioni’s press notes described her muse as “a fierce wanderer,” but these women looked like they knew exactly where they were going.