"Our identity is prints and colors," Custo Dalmau said backstage before the Custo Barcelona
runway show. So prints and colors you shall have! Spring's energetic lineup featured palm trees and chevrons, hearts and flowers, and the portrait of one serious-looking lady who can best be described as Mona Lisa the Pirate. Men and women alike were treated to the print parade, but it was a man who was chosen to rock a pair of dangerously small gold-foil shorts and a tight knit top in violet. Call it girlfriend dressing. Transparency was a recurring motif—several of the girls had plastic trains floating from the back of their shorts—and various trimmings were patched together to make entire garments, which gave several pieces a mesh effect. These are unsubtle clothes with a lot of moxie. Monochromists and minimalists need not apply.