Looking for a dainty, girly, embroidered little spring
frock for that garden party with the in-laws next May?
Forget about it: You won't come even close to finding
something like that at Costume National.
Designer Ennio Capasa
went for his usual lean, mean and sleek silhouette.
Masculine tuxedos were the inspiration for sexy
pantsuits with wide cummerbunds, many with the jacket
tucked inside the pants, some with glittering
barely-there pinstripes. The black-and-white
procession of bustiers, blazers and pegged trousers
was only momentarily interrupted by several chocolate-
brown suedes and leathers, as well as some violet-blue
The look at Costume National was certainly consistent,
but at some point everything tended to blur
together; one would've liked to see more ideas at play.