White, black, blood red, gray, sanitary blue, teal and soft pink told the story of Marco Capaldo’s spring 2024 collection, which took cues from David Lynch’s 1997 surrealist neo-noir “Lost Highway.”
“What really inspired me more than even the film itself was this idea of dreams and reality and creating something where you have to almost do a double take,” Capaldo said following his show.
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The first look, an open white shirt paired with a pencil skirt made out of large clear sequins and a white clay-like handbag set the tone for the elegantly clinical show.
The simple uniform dresses had a simple edge to them by way of a scrunch at the hem; a scissor slit at the chest, and creases that captured the curves of the body.
Capaldo played with color by layering fabrics on top of each other: In one case, it was white feathers under red vinyl.
This was the brand’s sophomore men’s outing, which was as equally compelling as the womenswear. Tailored leather jackets; a tucked vinyl bomber jacket, and a long-sleeve polo with an elongated collar were among the monochrome looks.
The designer has found his footing in day-to-night separates and compelling color, yielding his most tasteful and cohesive collection to date.
Launch Gallery: 16Arlington RTW Spring 2024
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