Costume National Homme Creates a Collection for Rock and Roll Urban Angels
Fashion One takes a look at the Milan runway show for Costume National Homme.
Costume National’s founder and designer Ennio Capasa had just returned from LA where he had worked with globally renowned performance artist Marina Abramovic on an evening of art and fashion called “An angel in Los Angeles” for which Abramovic had collaborated on pajama robe designs and a performance with Mr Capasa. The Milan presentation was a continuation on the theme of heaven and his concept of a rock and roll urban angel. Feeling inspired by the great experience he had in the states the designer also referenced the Wim Wenders film Wings of Desire as a major inspiration point for the collection.
The models wore a dandyish mixture of cool, tight tailoring with skinny leg pants sometimes in pinstripes or leather. The collection was predominantly dark in black and deep bottle shades with some more eye-catching pieces like feather and fur jackets and figure hugging mohair sweaters adding to the attention seeking peacock attitude. Details included double breasted jackets, slanted zips and circular silver eyelets, accessorized with skinny neck-scarves on collarless or unbuttoned shirts.
Rather than follow trends, Capasa stated the importances of having a vision of style and creating something new, whilst continuing a story and maintaining a recognizable identity of the Costume National brand.