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Costume National


TAILORED ASYMMETRY
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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