Fringed And Feathered Doily Craft Project Explosion At Custo Barcelona

Last night at Bryant Park, Custo Barcelona looked ready to pull a Sophie Theallet and show its spring collection on an all-black cast; black models wore the first dozen-odd looks. But unfortunately, while runway diversity is hot, these clothes are...not.

Fringed And Feathered Doily Craft Project Explosion At Custo Barcelona

Many of the clothes, in fact, looked as though they were constructed out of stapled-together doilies, with a load of rick-rack and reams of 70s-lampshade bobbled fringe for added oomph.

Fringed And Feathered Doily Craft Project Explosion At Custo Barcelona

There were even doily coats — with feather trims — to match the doily dresses.

Fringed And Feathered Doily Craft Project Explosion At Custo Barcelona

And outrageous his 'n' hers ensembles, for the couple with what might kindly be called "confidence."

Fringed And Feathered Doily Craft Project Explosion At Custo Barcelona

And, for those who feel that women get to keep the fun of all-lace ensembles too much to themselves, Custo Barcelona offers this powder-blue patched lace two-button suit.

Fringed And Feathered Doily Craft Project Explosion At Custo Barcelona

The collection as a whole looked very much like things your palm-reading aunt might make out of her curtains. The trailing hem of this asymmetrical offering even cause Alice Gibb to stumble slightly during her last turn on the runway.

Fringed And Feathered Doily Craft Project Explosion At Custo Barcelona

OK, things your palm-reading aunt might make out of her curtains, plus a cringe-worthy quantity of trims.

Fringed And Feathered Doily Craft Project Explosion At Custo Barcelona

There were even dresses made, mummy-style, entirely from trims. Versatile!

Fringed And Feathered Doily Craft Project Explosion At Custo Barcelona

Craft project gone wrong.

Fringed And Feathered Doily Craft Project Explosion At Custo Barcelona

This is like a Prada warrior dress from fall 2009, sissified and dolled up.

Fringed And Feathered Doily Craft Project Explosion At Custo Barcelona

And for those men who desire shiny suits in a microchip print, Custo's got you covered.

Fringed And Feathered Doily Craft Project Explosion At Custo Barcelona

Doilies, feathers, rick-rack, and fringe, oh my: it's a wonder Rose Cordero could keep a straight face on the catwalk.