Here’s another designer capsule collection to add to your shopping list this week. Back in November, Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra said they wanted to do a secondary line for women “who couldn’t afford what equates to rent on a dress.” To that end, they’ve designed a range of 15 pretty dresses that will cost you a lot less than their main line (though a little more than that Uniqlo collab). C&T Costello Tagliapietra, as they’re calling it, is already available (exclusively) at Barneys Co-op so there’s no drawn-out lead up and prices start at $298.
The sleeveless, knee-length dresses feature the brand’s signature draping in simple, flattering silhouettes. They’re mostly solids with a couple of floral prints thrown in. And in what may or may not be in a nod to Earth Month, the fabrics have been dyed with an eco-friendly technology called AirDye, which uses less water and less energy than the traditional textile dyeing process. Of course, the 2010 CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Award winners always try to implement eco-friendly practices. “Prints are an essential aspect of our aesthetic, so if we can participate in an ecologically conservative dyeing process and garner the same visual results, we are more than happy to do so,” said Costello in a release.
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