June 17, 2009
Ennio Capasa looked to switch gears for Resort, finding inspiration on safari rather than in the nightclub. A shorts suit shaded from black to light gray as if faded by the sun, and a black micro tire print decorated a white shirtdress. Sporty pieces like vests, cargo pants, jumpsuits, and onesies mingled with the designer's usual sharply cut suits and trenches, which came with hand-finished embroideries on the lapels and shoulders. Trendwise Capasa was on point, turning out wispy dresses in suddenly hot-again tie-dye. But there wasn't anything really boho or hippie here. In the end, this was very much a business-as-usual collection, catering to the city girl with a tough streak.