WOMAN SUMMER 2015
Ennio Capasa, designer:
Persuing the ideas and immagination of my last Resort collection that was presented in June in New York. For my Summer 2015 collection I twisted rock n’ roll and refiniment to describe the free spirited woman of today, still remaining faithful to the hard-edged sophistication of Costume National.
The “Menhir” of the young artist Antonio Forteleoni, brought me to the “Stonehenge free music festival”. This festival represents at his origin, the place of expression to youth culture in search for change, a natural location to gather and immagine the future. A place where the energy accumulates and renews…
Fabrics and leathers
Structure and fluidity, double suede with soft leather. Laser cut leather, double silk cotton and silk georgette with contrast seams. Double viscose canvas paired with suedeor with silk cady, ribbon embroideries on tulle and silk georgette. Doubled silk cotton with maxi fringes. Viscose and technological fibers, techno macramè made with ultrasound technique.
Black, chocolate, purple, indigo, turquoise and dust blue.
Laser cut asymmetric strapless with metallic eyelets. Collar neck back cleavage with cornily stitching, flowy double layers. Technical embossed crochet.
Laser cut, asymmetric strapless with rouches. One-shoulder tops with metallic eyelets details. Doubled silk cotton with maxi fringes.
Short and long jackets with fringes and studs on leather in laser cut suede. Trench with contrasting seams. Short or over-the-knee waistcoats with metallic belt loops or with contrasting patchwork seams or with suede inlay.
Five pocket bottom boyish loose jeans turned up at the bottom, skinny with metallic eyelets details. High waist shorts.
Mini evasè or long, as well as pant skirts. Foulard skirt.
In suede and croco printed and bicolour hayes, metallic details with calf fringes. San Francisco, pochette, BurningBag, shoulder bag. Santa Fe, restructured messenger, Palm Springs, bucket bag with metallic corners.
Shoes and accessories
Sandals with heels, both high and lowing, black cowhide and dark brown with ankle straps or with geometric padding. Tubular boots with contrast seams, wide belts in suede with metallic fibers or in calf with leather chains with satined chains details in plexi. Twill foulard plain silk or with contrasted graphic prints, cowhide leather necklaces and bracelets with black ouches and black stone. Sunglasses in acetate with metallic suspension with exclusive ultra-flat lenses.
Thu, September 25 2014 » Fashion Blog
Ennio Capasa, designer:
Feeling low, feeling a hero, wishing for a change. This is today’s state of mind.
Coming out from the excess of the previous decade, we are searching for meaningful values in an era of contradictions, as David Bowie did between 1977 and 1979. He moved to Berlin where he transformed and worked on three incredible albums: Low, Heroes, and Lodger. He inspired me for this collection as he did many times in my career. Knowing that “we can be heroes for ever and ever”!
LOW AND HEROES
Fabric: Couture double cloth, eco fur, felt. Optical jacquard, pinstripped mohair, duchess satin and silk.
Colors: Off white, light gray melange, glass bottle green, burgundy, deep purple, blue, black.
Outerwear: Tailored and innovative, jacket with plastron, laser cut and sewn lapels, long coats and car coats, zippered shearling, leather biker in French plongè.
Knitwear: Mohair turtleneck, double cashmere, inlaid alpaca.
Trousers: Skinny, loosely flared, fitted biker.
Shoes and bags: Calfskin or mouflon messenger bag with perforated strap, shopping bag with zipper, supple calfskin handbag. Urban cowboy ankle boots with studded straps.
Accessories: Sunglasses in shiny or matte metal also in a mirrored lense version, printed silk scarf, bicolor belt with metallic studs and eyelets.
Wed, March 12 2014 » Fashion Blog
ANGRY YOUNG MEN
Ennio Capasa, designer:
” Anger. A global feeling, dissacrating, prelude to change, an energy I feel pulse through today’s youth. At the end of 50′s this feeling became a shore towards rebellion changing men’s costumes and attitudes. From them on progressing through the 60′s and 70′s, the younger generation repossesses themselves and the world for an instant. I hope it happens again. Soon. Today. Rock and roll! “
60′s tailoring, sartorial construction and military reference. Line cut felt and Japanese technical fabrics, maxi lengths, leather biker.
Seasonal must: bikers combined with maxi knitted cardigans, turtle-neck knits in cachemire, jaquard and angora wool.
Two fits: skinny and cropped jogging.
Matched fabrics, “fur effect” and cloth. Cloth and jersey, canvas and lamè. Skinny corded velvet, mixed mohair. Wool with retrò satin armours.
Ice, electric blue, midnight blue, black.
Pochette with zipped compartments, calf leather business bag and maxi bag. Buffed veal leather Beatle boots, laced boots, military boots. David Bowie’s fedora in lapin felt.
Sat, February 9 2013 » Fashion Blog
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.
Thu, July 26 2012 » Fashion Blog
For the CNC Costume National FW 2012/2013 Collection, Ennio Capasa has imagined a woman in a virtual metropolis, mixing and matching street-wear and evening wear.
He has re-interpreted parkas, bikers and tuxedo focusing on the contrast between different textures and light. These young women who cross the city in seven-league boots are post-punk, post-chic but above all tecnological.
Mon, February 27 2012 » Fashion Blog
BOHEMIANS AND DREAMERS
Remix attitude trench coats, tailoring jackets with knitwear back panels. Biker jackets combined with coats, half trenches half bomber jackets, knitwear and leather garments.
Blended trough thermowelding and needing, mohair details on tuxedos and tubular knitwear on the back.
Shirts double twisted cotton with knitwear collar, fabrics paired with jersey. Micropattern e microcheck.
Two fits of pants: skinny and cropped carrot ankle cut.
Fabrics double face, mohair fusion and contrasting cloth, right side drawn and overdyed backside. Jersey, cotton, flannel, fustian and felt with printed check and knitted needing, british taste mohair for the formal side.
Colors: ice, dusty grey, bordeaux, octane, anthracite grey, navy and black.
Bags and Shoes with deer, calf and horse leather with raw cut trim, leather mixed with fabric, merge with silicone lining.
Clutch transforming into shopping bag with metallic and plastic handles.
Three models of shoes: derby, beatles and ankle boots with high rubber sole and leather. Palladium stainless toe.
Sat, January 21 2012 » Fashion Blog
Inspired by Rock’n Roll roots. This is a theme that Ennio Capasa has already dealt with in his career, but today he wants to interpret in a completely new way looking towards the future and pushing himself further in research and technological experiments. He used Ultrasound a laser technique that fuses the ends of the fabric without creating thicknesses. The innovative energy form the 1950’s meets the innovative iconic tailoring of Costume made of laser cuts and completely full articles of clothing.
A multitude of shades of Gray, Red, Indian red, Midnight blue, black checkered fantasies , and houndstooth.
Tailored jackets, but reinvented in all its details, shaped and inspired by the biker world, which become even reversible raincoats or blazers.
Sat, June 25 2011 » Fashion Blog