The theme was Angry Young Men. While anger may seem an unusual choice of emotion to channel, as a designer, it’s worth baring in mind that anger comes in different forms. It can be irrational or justified, hasty or slow boiling. Costume National’s interpretation was about anger as an attitude, as passion, as impetus to be brave and to stand up and to change the world.
The collection itself may not have been changing the world, exactly, but it was channeling that sense of youthful rebellion, and the heated emotion that comes with it. In the 50s and 60s that rebellion brought about a change in fashion and in attitudes; designer Ennio Capasa paid homage to that in his 60s inspired cuts which were complimented by wide-brimmed hats, leather biker jackets and seasonal knits. Capasa is hoping for a new revolution, but he opted to keep his collection close to the comfort zone. Revolutions can sometimes happen in small steps.
You can see all of the Costume National autumn (fall) / winter 2013 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
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Photography by Imaxtree