Carlos Campos

New York: Demonstrating his knack for designing simple clothing that isn’t boring, Carlos Campos offered up a S/S 2013 collection that will keep fashionistos interested, but won’t scare the boy next door away. Campos presented a fine-tuned item assortment in just four choice hues – seafoam, white, canary and cobalt, and incorporated personal touches via subtle prints or details. A micro star motif charmingly decorated tailored silhouettes – blazers, trousers, shorts, button-fronts and a lone bomber, and contrast details were employed with extreme restraint; some were as minor as a single off-hue belt loop. Clean styling – buttoned-up and monochromatic – drove Campos’ silhouette and color messages home. —Whitney Kessler

Silhouette: Slim / Tailored

Color: Saturated seafoam / True white / Canary yellow / Powdered cobalt

Key Items: Bomber / Slim, flat-front trouser / Printed suit / Button fronts – some with tuxedo bibs, all with elbow-length sleeves / Walking short / Hooded anorak / Four pocket utility jacket

Materials: Cotton shirtings and suitings / Flat sweater knits

Print + Pattern: Micro star print / Pinstripes / Modern fair isle

Details + Trim: Contrast details – some as subtle as a belt loop / Covered shirt plackets / Drawstrings / Button-down collars

Accessories + Footwear: Simple oxfords and slippers / Color-blocked plimsoles



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