Today’s Outfit: Costello Tagliapietra for Uniqlo

23 May

Last week, I mentioned how much I enjoy a design collaboration between a luxury brand and a mass-market retailer.  The beauty of these creative combinations is that people who cannot afford the high-ticket designs get to experience the spirit and genius of the brand at a price they can afford. There’s also an element of exclusivity in these collaborations because they’re typically limited-editions, one-time-only situations.  It makes me feel like I’m getting something very, very special.  And, I did!  

Below is a dress by Costello Tagliapietra, a brand typically found in the likes of Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman department stores or on the runways of New York Fashion Week.  The dress is part of a limited-time collaboration with Uniqlo, a Japanese brand that offers simple, sporty and casual fashions at very reasonable prices. Think of Uniqlo as a cross between JCrew and American Apparel.  Below, is my Costello.

 

Uniqlo, $29 

The dress is made of cotton jersey with a draping details at the hips, a built-in waist belt, a V-neckline, and short dolman sleeves. The color is the kind of blue-violet that turns blue when paired with purple, and purple when paired with blue. And, it has pockets!

 

 And a close up of my scarf – silk, pink paisley bought at the Young Designers Market in NYC ($15)

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