Romantic Sobriety

Milan…Costume National

“Mysterious, romantic, sober” is how Ennio Capasa defined the man behind his new collection for Costume National. Influenced by David Bowie around his White Duke period, Capasa expressed extreme romanticism with this mostly black and grey collection. The key item shown was the waistcoat, featured in almost every exit, usually worn over tonal turtlenecks and t-shirts and paired back to baggy, pleated pants.  Many times, a mismatched tailored jacket was worn over the vest for a contemporary spin on the three-piece suit. Explosions of bold, red color came from soles on chunky shoes and the linings of the outerwear, seen peeking out as models past. Leather trims on blazers and asymmetric double-breasted silhouettes added to the New Wave effect.


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