Italian fashion house Costume National is launching a new ready-to-wear line, Costume and Costume. The new collection will replace the brand’s 10 year old label, C’N’C’ Costume National.
Costume National CEO Carlo Capasa told WWD, “Compared to C’N’C, which was very focused on sportswear and denimwear, this new line will be more contemporary and Web-oriented.” Costume National brands are only available through other online retailers, such as yoox and shopbop. Costume and Costume will have its own online store in an attempt to make up for the e-commerce shortfalls of C’N’C’.
The launch for the new Costume and Costume line will begin with the Spring 2015 womens and mens ready-to-wear collection. The new look matches its parent company’s signature clean, sleek lines but with an edgier, more urban feel.
Capasa’s brother, Creative Director Ennio Capasa, started his career in Tokyo under Yohji Yamamoto. Capasa’s Japanese influence gives the clothes an architectural feel, similar to Alexander Wang streetwear designs. Costume and Costume will feature leather pants, patent shoes, cozy knits and muted colors for a casual, comfortable, rock ‘n’ roll vibe.