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Ennio Capasa

Quiet achiever

Costume National founder Ennio Capasa. Photo: Jonathan Wong

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

The goods

Suit yourself

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Costume National opens two stores

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

Uniformly stylish

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

Ennio still true to form

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