Ennio Capasa, designer:
“The essence of CoSTUME NATIONAL HOMME for the Summer 2013 lies in the new wave and post punk movement which, to date, is still full of vitality and one of my main sources of inspiration.
As the soundtrack for this runway show, I chose a brand new song by Angus Stone, one from The Liars, and a fragment of David Bowie’s African Night Flight, inspired by a trip he made from London to Mombasa.
The CoSTUME NATIONAL HOMME man moves in a lightweight black leather sahariana, or in a super tailored, seamless lazer cut suit in cotton silk. This is how the rebel chic attitude is at once conveyed, and the story that I tell and that tells me, inevitably unfolds.”
NEW WAVE SAFARI
Fabrics and Leather: tradition and innovation, linen viscose and silk mixed with synthetic fiber and metal. Acetate and nylon, japanese polyester with fine titles. Exclusive designs on rustic fabrics, tone on tone prince of wales check and chevron stripes. Double ply cottons and shirt fabrics that resemble jacket fabrics.
Colors: white, stone, alabaster, lapis, navy, carbon and black.
Jackets: mix of silhouettes, sartorial and unstructured with loose fit shoulders. Mini and maxi bomber jackets, bomber jackets that turn into bags combined with super slim safari jackets. Studded leather and wool viscose, stretch cotton and viscose.
Shirt and Knits: knitwear mixed with nylon and polyester, knit and poplin shirts combined with technical fabrics.
Pants: in two different fits, oversize pleated and slim, double face shorts, oversized shorts that turn into bags.
Shoes: unstructured with pouch construction. Short shapes that mold to the foot, super soft and ultra flat. Unlined edge cutgrain leather, maxi zip detail. Gladiator sandals with San Crispino technique, desert boots and slippers, zipped derby.
Bags and accessories: soft unstructured document holders and pochettes in edge cut deer leather. Mazi zips and metal eyelets also on calf belts. I-Pad holders in hammered metal, oversized duffel bags with integrated handle that turn into maxi shopping bags. Metal sunglasses with black length.