August 22 2014

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Costume National Heads Home


Ennio CapasaIt doesn’t look like Miu Miu will be hitting the runway in Italia anytime soon, but the Italian Chamber of Fashion did score a coup today. After showing in Paris for twenty years, Costume National will be sending its Spring ’14 collection down the catwalk in Milan this fall. “This is not about Italians showing in Italy and the French showing in France,” designer Ennio Capasa—who is, in fact, Italian, and based in Milan—told WWD. “Fashion is a large, international community, and I had this feeling that Italy…is going through a difficult moment right now…I wanted to help, to show some solidarity…I couldn’t say no to my country.” No word yet if the move is permanent or a one-season deal, but we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled to see if any other Italian designers decide to head home and help breathe new life into Milan fashion week.

Photos: Yannis Vlamos/ InDigital/ GoRunway

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