Backstage at C'N'C Costume National RTW Spring 2013

The Eyes Have It at C’N’C

The clean, geometric lines of the C’N’C Costume National spring 2013 collection was echoed in makeup artist Sil Bruinsma’s strongly-delineated eyes.

C'N'C Costume National RTW Spring 2013

C’N’C Costume National RTW Spring 2013

Edgy and dark, the asymmetric dresses, vests and shorts were by no means simple.

C'N'C Costume National RTW Fall 2012

C’N’C Costume National RTW Fall 2012

Show notes said Ennio Capasa had “imagined a woman in a virtual metropolis” who is “post-punk, post-chic but above all technological.”

C'N'C Costume National RTW Spring 2012

C’N’C Costume National RTW Spring 2012

Ennio Capasa said he was going for a “sportswear and sensual” vibe.

C'N'C Costume National RTW Fall 2011

C’N’C Costume National RTW Fall 2011

Ennio Capasa reclaimed his street cred with a fall lineup fueled by a winning combination of fierce outerwear and Sixties Mod that didn’t read too retro.

C'N'C Costune National RTW Spring 2011

C’N’C Costume National RTW Spring 2011

A raw, casual attitude floated through the collection, models emerged in languid tunics and fluid flared pants in a pale mineral palette.

C'N'C Costume National RTW Fall 2010

C’N’C Costume National RTW Fall 2010

This contemporary line for women and men, produced by troubled manufacturer Ittierre SpA, was strong and focused, built on robust knitwear.

C'N'C Costume National RTW Spring 2010

C’N’C Costume National RTW Spring 2010

Capasa delivered one whopper of a spectacle, complete with a performance from The Kills and a model clique of rock progeny (Daisy Lowe, Pixie Geldof.)

C'N'C Costume National RTW Fall 2009

C’N’C Costume National RTW Fall 2009

Ennio Capasa loves his rock’n’roll, and he sure does love a retro-futuristic theme. This time, he anchored those two conceits with an Eighties club kid theme.

C'N'C Costume National RTW Spring 2009

C’N’C Costume National RTW Spring 2009

In his show notes Ennio Capasa referenced “x-ray specs,” to imply that viewing his collection would be like looking through a pair.