Rosa Costanzo - spring/summer 2004

Rosa Costanzo’s black mesh ribbon tank with pleated skirt is just one of the tantalizing examples that keep fans looking forward to each new collection. For Spring 2004, Costanzo keep it punchy with divergent cuts and a high hemline.

The ivory stretch linen boot cut pants are fantastic, just as long as you’re not hiding a great pair of shoes…Ribbons run amok over a cream silk skirt, even as they demarcate the silhouette with an abstract sensibility.

Teal accents abound in the collection, helping to offset the black and white in a subtle way. An ivory kimono style dress with ruching leans in an elegant direction. The peek-a-boo jersey top in red and white stripes comes with a variation of itself, a strap modification for the more stylistically adventurous.

Black mesh returns a few times in the collection, on an embroidered and top with cross ribbing, as well as on an off-the shoulder number worn over a black skirt with teal accents.

The intersecting lines work well as a collection motif that keeps the collection well within trend contention. Costanzo never lets us forget, though, about the label’s wonderful originality.

Daniel Cox, Fashion Editor
Serge Kerbell, Photographer