7 hours ago | By Nigel Taylor
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Paris: Spliced, asymmetric construction was the central point of Ennio Capasa’s S/S 13 collection for Costume National, a technique which produced mixed results. Simple pieces, such as one-shoulder satin tunics or off-kilter deconstructed tuxedo dresses worked just fine. More intricate one-legged jumpsuits or strappy vests were puzzling, but Capasa’s daubs of color, like the patch of fuchsia on a folded cherry red top, became a lovely echo of asymmetric tailoring. To close the presentation Capasa let all of these ideas go, reverting to basic slim trousers and strapless silk gowns, the minimalist items which are most representative of the brand and don’t need excessive window dressing to make an impression.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Slim / Asymmetric
Color: Black / Fuchsia / Cherry / Navy / White
Key Items: Tuxedo jacket bustier hybrids / Crop tops / Asymmetric jumpsuits / One-shoulder tunic tops / Deconstructed tuxedo dresses / Folded tunics / Cropped shorts / Skinny trousers / Tube dresses / Strapless gowns
Materials: Satin / Jersey / Stretch gabardine / Sheer chiffon
Print + Pattern: Aloe leaf graphic / Bird wing print / Stripes
Details + Trim: Slits / Self belts / Folding / Asymmetry
Accessories + Footwear: Accordion fold handbags / Minimal sandals / Graphic sunglasses / Wide brimmed hats
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