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Anchored by a vivid palette of saturated jewel tones (malachite, coral, turquoise), the knee- to ankle-length frocks are ladylike to the hilt. Rayon replaces satin, wool, and cotton jersey, but romantic details still abound. Grecian- wrapped bodices, gathered waist-ties, low scoop-backs, and keyhole cut-outs all impart a deceptively understated, sensual gentility.

The knee- to ankle-length frocks are ladylike to the hilt, with romantic details that impart a sensual gentility.

A set of fresh-cut prints, derived from Costello’s own paintings, harness AirDye’s water-saving digital technology, which uses 90 percent less water and 85 percent less energy than conventional dyeing methods. “Prints are an essential aspect of our aesthetic,” Costello says. “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.”

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