Costume National

Autumn-Winter 2011/12 –  It was clear what Ennio Capasa was trying to create without having to explain his collection. He spoke of four colour stories with a little bit of black in everything. That was true. With black and white, black with powder blue, black with scarlet and black with yellow Capasa created a neat collection. The use of textiles symbolised the modernist roots and essential aesthetics throughout the collection. There was a merging of materials using laser, eco-plaster and technology. New fabrics were used like the rubber leaves on a black tunic and pale blue shiny PVC sleeves on a cocooning T-shirt (cocoon being a paramount shape in the collection). The creation of a modernist vision transpired through raw-edged jackets and white hooded tunics. Capasa had well and truly created the modern woman.

Zoe Garton

Written by Zoe Garton

Zoe Garton was one of the first contributors to the Catwalk Yourself project. She has a fervour for fashion and graduated with a BA (Hons) in History at University College London. Zoe is responsible for our Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture sections.


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