It's an undeniable fact that black reigns supreme this
season, but at times runways are acquiring decidedly
Ennio Capasa has always favored an austere silhouette, so he surely feels at home now that fashion is infatuated with everything dark. Capasa showed a plethora of jacketsoversize with extra-long sleeves, single- and double-breasted, satin-trimmed and plainpaired with an equally exhaustive range of turtleneck tops that seemed to blend into an endless parade of black. A couple of olive coats with pointed shoulders, a miniskirt or two, and several bright green satin suits did little to lighten the weighty atmosphere.
Capasa's cocktail dressespuzzling collages of embroidered lace, satin and leatherplayed up the all-too-familiar juxtaposition of hard and soft fabrics that most designers are exploring for Fall, but failed to deliver an innovative twist.