Custo Barcelona drew rave reviews at the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week with the launch of the 2012 Autumn-Winter collection at Lincoln Center. With the launch of the Fall 2012 collection, the designer takes us to a rule-less world, full of creativity and nontraditional elegance.

The looks on the catwalk are translated into surprising combinations, which include a mix of fit and oversized lines to create drama on the runway.The touch of contradiction is demonstrated through the use of tromple l´oëil effects, thus painting and insinuating the feminine silhouette through strategic cuts symbolizing freshness and freedom.

This season’s key fabric is wool, crafted in different ways. Like graphic boiled wool or cut-off wool mimicking tectonic plaques on embroidered fabrics. The designer also presented perforated wools as a base for pieces revealing what is underneath, and wool cut in small geometric shapes that create ironic animal figures. Other important elements for this season are metallic colors and tricot pieces with high-quality materials. Color is a key player with shades of green, red, brown, ocher and gray dominate the color palette. Each color becomes a symbol on the catwalk, transmitting Custo’s energetic and sophisticated personality. Please see the full gallery below along with a list of who sat at Custo’s Fall 2012 show.

Once more, the room of international and domestic editors, photographers, VIP’s and fans was at standing-room only to witness the Catalonian designer’s risky proposals. The front-row at Lincoln Center was occupied by America’s Top Model judge Miss “J” Alexander, NYC socialite Tinsley Mortimer, actress Torrey Devitto, former Housewives of New York star Jill Zarin, Miss Universe, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, supermodel Almudena Fernandez, singer Zak Ambrose, and German television personality Loulou von Brochwitz

Custo Barcelona Fall 2012 runway images seen below were taken by Jane Kratochvil Photography.

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Custo Barcelona Fall 2012 runway images were taken by Jane Kratochvil Photography.