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Carlos Campos

MESTIZO
New York:
Campos presented a collection that filtered indigenous Central and South American cultures—Inca, Maya, and Aztec primarily—through the filters or workwear, military uniforms, and contemporary tailored menswear. Tailored, pleated shorts safari shorts in shades of sea foam green or Celeste were paired with equally trim short sleeve tops that evoked both 60s resortwear and lightweight Latin American tops like the guayabera. Wide brimmed, sun-fighting fedoras topped off many ensembles, further adding to the explorer or guava plantation worker feeling of the collection, while woven “friendship bracelet” belts were a definitively Amerindian touch. An olive green trench coat and a number of khaki ensembles underscored tropical themes, while a bright purple double-breasted blazer paired with peach-colored trousers combined ethnic brights with urbane sensibilities, a combination that encapsulated this collection.  —Andrew Luecke

Silhouette: Tailored

Color: Celeste / Coral red / Gold / Cognac / Royal blue / Ultraviolet / Peach / Limoncello

Key Items: Tailored, pleated shorts / Bomber jacket / Trench coat / Short-sleeve woven shirt / Color blocked polo shirt / Blazer

Materials: Pima cotton / Chino

Print + Pattern: South American-inspired prints / Stripes

Details + Trim: Exaggerated tab fronts / Pleats / Drawstring waists

Accessories + Footwear: Carmel wingtips with ethnic print inlays / Ethnic weave belts / Fedoras / Two-tone wingtips / Straw hats

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