June 25, 2015
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Costume National
Paris, France – Costume National hits Spring/Summer 2016 with the prerequisite amount of indispensable energy that has shaped the house’s prestige. It is a very direct collection that reveals its intensions to the world.
Artistic director Ennio Capasa is not offering too many surprises this season. We see the usual domination of black throughout, and with a bit of white tossed into the mix. Then we find the shocking red and strong blue tones that he tends to favor. The silhouettes are composed of trousers that are cut very closely to the body and then others that have more space and are baggy. The two cuts are united through the sartorial style of tailoring found in the jackets and blazers, short cropped jacket and loosely cut lightweight jackets. Other than the total look in silver, the biggest surprise appears in the short cropped top that reveals the belly button.
The collection is without a doubt a pure expression of the hard cut, city edge that Costume National fans like. For this reason alone, we like the cowhides and the fringes flying about the place. And with this they will be pleased to find a bit of light knitwear and technically innovations too.