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CoSTUME NATIONAL Homme Spring/Summer 2014

Always defining new trends but never following them, Ennio Capasa from CoSTUME NATIONAL could be considered as an avant garde designer. Even though he chose to have his Spring Summer 2014 runway show open on white pristine looks, things got dark very quickly and we couldn’t help but think of his last Fall/Winter 2013/2014 collection where black was the key color of the season.
Running away from the mainstream, the CoSTUME NATIONAL designer also surprised us with the addition of colors at the end of his show and a theme reminiscing of the Far West : cowboys, pioneers of fashion in that case. The inspiration for the collection could have turned kitsch very quick, however Ennio Capasa doesn’t do kitsch, he brought the irreverent and rebellious attitude of the brand and injected it to his creations.
Ankle boots were the subtle nod to actual cowboys and so was a grey and black plastron shirt. We witnessed the predominant use of leather (biker jackets are a staple of CoSTUME NATIONAL) and overall this collection comes off as edgy and rock’n roll, key words of the CoSTUME NATIONAL identity.
Mary Yasmine Arrouche

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