Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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Milanese-based label Costume National approached this season with a minimalist, yet rich approach, combining color theory with simple shapes to re-define today’s modern basics. While many designers, in Paris especially, have focused on creating complex narratives behind their collections, Costume National was much more about being a blank, adaptable slate. An expert use of the color spectrum added a vibrant but sophisticated twist to the tightly edited range of looks, which included sleek pantsuits, clean jackets, tailored frocks and even a few flowing caftans. The show opened with natural shades of sand and camel and moved into aqua blue, tangerine, berry red, cobalt and finally ended with various black ensembles for those who prefer their neutrals on the darker side. Designer Ennio Capasa was certainly not trying to reinvent the wheel this season, but he delivered a collection that is sure to please both buyers and consumers alike.
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