Ennio Capasa, the vision behind Costume National, pays homage to the king of reinvention (David Bowie) for the F/W14 Menswear collection.
Aladdin Sane, who turned sixty-seven this month, has long been an influence in the fashion world- blurring the boundaries of gender and elevating the avant-garde to mainstream. Capasa takes on Bowie’s ‘Berlin’ reinvention of the 1970s; a softer and looser cut of cloth with flared trousers, double-breasted jackets and coats. Pant legs swooned over Cuban-heeled Chelsea boots, sweater sleeves dripped like candle wax out of jacket sleeves well over the hand. The departure from Costume National’s architectural precision in draping and impeccably tailored suiting pays off by bringing a new shape to an old standard.
Photos by Umberto Fratini