Lucio Castro Fall 2013: Use your Illusion
The color blocking theme was one of the most noticeable trends at the mens shows in New York and one that newcomer Lucio Castro interpreted through an eye of irreverence and illusion. Pants are blocked to look like shorts and ties are blocked and appear short. And then there’s the part you don’t see—all the pieces have been designed with an interior of yellow as a shout out to an all yellow Upstate New York Courthouse the designer spent some time trying to hammer out a speeding ticket. Also what you don’t see is that the playfulness is woven with an ethical hand. Lucio Castro uses mostly organic Japanese fabrics, Argentinean leather and small factories in the developing manufacturing nation of Sri Lanka. The rest of the collection offers great pops of bright primary reds, yellows, purples grounded on beige, charcoal, and black and good stipe options, both horizontal and vertical. All in all—casual, laid back for the man who appreciates a bit of flippant humor.
Photos by Adrianna Favero