Costume National's Ennio Capasa has found success with his less is more approach to design, writes Jing Zhang.Friday, 14 September, 2012, 12:16am
Suit yourself10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Ennio Capasa, the Italian designer and founder of fashion label Costume National and diffusion line C'N'C, projects a certain rock 'n' roll coolness in his slick, all-black look - rebellious but precise.25 May 2012 - 12:00am
Being able to wear ethnic prints without looking like a backpacking hippie is a skill that few are able to master.14 Jan 2008 - 12:00am
Anything associated with Italian label Costume National can be described as cool and understated. First, there's the company's headquarters, situated around the corner from the Naviglia, the remainder of Milan's defunct canal system, now home to fashion design and photography studios, chic cafes and underground boutiques. The industrial building doesn't look like much from the outside.5 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
A revolutionary change of the female silhouette in 1987 has paid off for designer Ennio Capasa, who founded Costume National that year.
'Nobody did it then, but I took off those huge shoulder pads and created a new silhouette,' says Ennio, who was in town recently.21 Apr 2000 - 12:00am
Name: Ennio Capasa Occupation: Fashion Designer Age: 'Late 30s.' He could be a model or a movie star. But Ennio Capasa is the founder of Costume National, one of the hippest names in fashion. The Milan-based designer is big on individuality - how else to describe a burgundy, python-skin jacket selling for US$2,883 (HK$23,000) that everyone wants? 'It's a very particular look,' he said.2 Apr 2000 - 12:00am