8 posts tagged "Costume National"
The Fall ’14 menswear collections move on to Milan tomorrow, and will be followed by the shows in Paris. Before the new clothes hit the runway, we’ve asked some of the most anticipated names to offer a sneak peek. Per usual, it’s a busy time for all—designers and fashion followers alike—so we’re continuing our split-second previews: tweet-length at 140 characters or less. Our entire collection of Fall ’14 previews is available here.
WHO: Costume National Homme, designed by Ennio Capasa
WHEN: Saturday, January 11
WHAT: “Final Touch” —Ennio Capasa. The designer sent us a sneak peek at his Fall ’14 fabrics, above.
It 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.
Thanks to European labels like Saint Laurent, Acne Studios, and Costume National, hats—mainly casual versions with wide brims—are a well-established Spring ’13 trend. But here in the USA, it’s National Hat Day. And while milliners across the pond (like Stephen Jones, Philip Treacy, Piers Atkinson, and Maison Michel) get lots of love from the fashion set, we’d like to use the holiday to tip our toppers to homegrown headgear talent. Take CFDA winner Eugenia Kim, for instance. Her sweet kitten-ear felt caps were a big hit this fall, and her bright feather-embellished fedoras can be worn with most anything. Satya Twena crafts everything from easy-to-wear fedoras to out-there studded fascinators, and Jason Wu included floppy feminine hats in his debut Miss Wu collection. On the more eccentric side, we have milliner Heather Huey, whose conceptual chapeaux (left)—which range from bejeweled bunny ears to sculpted, twisted takes on more traditional styles—have appeared in magazines such as Vogue, W, and Interview . Whether or not you deem yourself a “hat person,” National Hat Day is the perfect excuse to experiment with topping off your look. And, considering each of the designers above is based in New York, you won’t have to go too far to do so.
The accessory of the season isn’t a shoe or a bag. Here at Style.com, we’re going with the wide-brimmed hat. Variations on the statement-making topper turned up at Victoria Beckham, Acne, and Costume National, but, in our view, the brims to beat are Hedi Slimane’s at Saint Laurent. Since the Spring shows, floppy felt chapeaux have all but replaced fedoras on the street. Recently, we’ve spotted models Miranda Kerr, Tilda Lindstam, and Daiane Conterato wearing them. Elizabeth Olsen is in the fan club, too.
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