This season, the nomadic Carlos Campos man journeyed to the tobacco fields of Havana. “I have been going to Cuba for years,” said the designer backstage before his spring show, and it was truly evident in his reinterpretation of the traditional guayabera shirt he transformed into an elongated version that he renamed “The Jackebera,” as well as in loose jackets and even a bodysuit with utility pockets.
Military influences and bondage elements were seen throughout in the use of straps of dangling belts on bodysuits and jackets. A monochromatic palette consisting of crisp whites, shades of green and Campos’ signature navy dominated the offering, although he shook things up with an Art Deco graphic print that felt true to the Cuban era.
Women’s wear looks were introduced and blended well with the guayabera and military references.
But while the collection was a commercially friendly offering, it felt repetitive and clearly needed editing.