2009 March 9
Costume National - Paris Fall 2009
(PARIS) "I think the Costume aesthetic is very strong," said Ennio Capasa of his fall effort. "And I like to work with that in mind, and not focus on this tremendous revolution. It's about strong fabrics, pragmatic women, and great tailoring." Polished masterwork on women's tuxedo jackets was the definite strong point of the show; the dresses (with the exception of few one-shoulder standouts) were not. The showcase succeeded when Capasa's strong women actually looked the part in masculine wool and refined jackets. The long boots and square ankle numbers often overshadowed the shiny dresses, though few fur pieces were exciting in tone and structure.