Carlos Campos Spring 2013-------
Label: Carlos Campos
Need to know: More than a lot of menswear designers, Carlos Campos is a constructer. He cuts his own patterns and describes himself as a “frustrated architect.” Collaborating with one of his idols, Santiago Calatrava, two years ago on a New York City Ballet production meant a lot to him; just how much is evident in this collection, a considered homage to the Spanish architect. Drawstring jackets and elbow-length sleeves capture some of the fluidity of Calatrava’s designs, and higher rises let the neat, tabbed trousers soar upwards just a little. Presented in fair-weather colors reminiscent of marigolds, grass, and oh-so-clear skies—the main deviation from the monotone being a minuscule stars-and-dots print—the clothes are, for lack of a better word, a mood-lifter.
He says: “My collection is always looking a little bit toward the future. In Star Trek, everyone wears the same uniform. So you can mix and match, but I wanted to present the collection in monotone,” Campos says.
Where to find it: Online at cutonyourbias.com, CarlosCampos.com, and at International Playground in New York City.