Anna Costello, designer of DEATH OF JULIUS, has released her first collection for the Spring/Summer of 2015.
The collection is called “UNTITLED” and features 6 pieces that were handmade in a small closet in Anna’s home plus a DEATH OF JULIUS t-shirt. Allow me to repeat myself: 6 pieces that were handmade in a small closet in Anna’s home.
The reason I put so much emphasis on that last statement is because this has to be one of the most original and fresh collections I’ve seen, especially for a debut collection.
Fashion is filled with folk who strive to create greatness — and do have great concepts — but the execution doesn’t seem to be there. It is always amazing to see new designers with fresh, new concepts.
The reason I have kept my eyes glued to this collection, respect, and love it so much is the originality and the hard work that was put into it. Cut and sew is not easy… at all. Anna Costello did not have a factory or manufacturer make this fantastic collection. Costello’s resources were as followed: her bare hands, some fabrics, an old sewing machine, a tight closet, maybe a window, some hangers, and an open mind. It’s one thing to have great ideas and minimal resources. It is another thing to have great ideas, minimal resources, and work to make those ideas become a reality.
If there is any collection worth your hard earned cash, it is “UNTITLED” by Anna Costello.
My favorite piece from the collection has to be the Lace Flannel, which is basically four different flannels sewn into one. The lacing on each side of the piece just adds to the genius of the garment.
Costello’s collection is on sale now at DEATHOFJULIUS.COM. There is a limited quantity for each piece.
Look out for the CXS // ANNA COSTELLO interview coming soon.
See the lookbook below: