Costume National Unveils Classics with a Twist for Fall 2014 (Runway Review)

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The Look: Straightforward classics with a twist. Think monochrome outfits (ranging in color from warm cream to bright purple), piecey work-appropriate looks and just straight-up cool pieces. Costume National is really good at kind of reinventing the wheel — these are not new silhouettes, but they end up being rather thrilling under the house's deft hands. The details make the difference here. Pants with a perfectly crisp crease, a shlubby-cool sleeve on a vertical stripe dress and slouchy collars on all manner of garments. Rather neat were the menswear-inspired pieces. Instead of a traditional blazer, Costume National presented a fabric-collage jacket and a jacket-inspired dress with pieces smartly subtracted (and a satiny lapel-like neckline).

The Accessories: Flatforms everywhere.

The Beauty: Strong but subtle brows, slightly tanned faces.

The Takeaway: We'd gladly take Costume National's classics-with-a-twist signature any day of the week.

All images: IMAXtree

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