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Thursday
Feb042010

Ennio Capasa

WHO: ENNIO CAPASA
WHAT: FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
CoSTUME NATIONAL
WHERE: MILAN
VISIT: www.costumenational.com

FFF LOVES… His innate ability to create iconic, edgy looks and die if we don’t have them pieces. A true master.

“Capasa inspired and revolutionized 90s fashion as much as Giorgio Armani did in the 80s.”
The New York Times, Amy M. Spindler 17-12-1996

I cannot avoid to talk about Lecce, my own town…

EAT: La Brisa Via Brisa, (15 20123 Milano (Lombardia), Italy ph: 02 8645 0521) for a revisited but traditional Italian dinner.

SHOP: Supporti Fonografici, a tiny music store located in the Navigli district, that has an amazing music archive and where also you can order everything you want.

RELAX: Cruising in the Dodecanese Islands in Greece.

VISIT: When I’m in New York I used to stop by the Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, always a great source of inspiration.

VISIT: Shibuya District in Tokyo.

VISIT: The Grand Bazaar of Istanbul.

VISIT: Djemaa el Fna square in Marrakech.

VISIT: Plastic in Milan, a historic nightclub where Keith Haring and many other artists used to hang out.

EAT: Cibus Italian restaurant (5 Rue Molière 75001 Paris, France Ph: 01 42 61 50 19)

About Ennio Capasa:
Ennio Capasa is the designer behind the label Costume National. Founded in 1986 with his brother Carlo, Costume National is one of Italy’s fashion powerhouses.

A graduate of the Milan Academy of Fine Arts, Ennio Capasa worked for Yohji Yamamoto in Tokyo. When he returned to Italy, the Capasa brothers launched Costume National, a fashion house about “French uniform” The company presented their first collection in 1987.

Mixing the influences of the east and the west, Ennio Capasa’s designs are innovative and challenged the status quo of the fashion design industry. Contemporary styles balanced by sartorial elegance with emphasis on lifestyle defined Ennio Capasa’s creations.

About source: fashionwindows.com