The structured designs inspired by architect Santiago Calatrava from Carlos Campos Spring 2013 line continued in his fall collection with strong tailoring and slim fits. Also making the transition from spring to fall were a few monochromatic looks, only this time deeper and richer hues to match the season.
Prints made their way in the form of pants and shirts, while texture was added with leather, cashmere, and wool. Elbow patch details and colorful socks added some fun and frivolity to the collection. The 1960s schoolboy looks from Milan and London made their way to New York and into Campos show. However, this time the inspiration didn’t come from Europe but instead coming from South America.
Taking a somewhat literal translation of the bicycles that symbolized much of the revolutionary movement of South American in the 1960s, Campos had them lining the runway as well as graphically placing them on his sweaters. Whether the bicycles were employed to boycott public transportation or bring people together to demonstrate change, as the press release dictated, Campos ensured they were used to explicitly illustrate his inspiration.
And while the whole Mad Men 1960s vibe thing seems played out, Carlos Campos managed to do it in a new way. Rich burgundies and mustard yellows brought the revolutionary feeling into fall, and we for one cannot wait to see the 1960s vibe in 2013.