Costume National
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Ennio Capasa (1960) mastered the art of self-discipline at Yohji Yamamoto and founded Costume National in 1986. His looks are sober, but refined with great aesthetic consistency. Precise cuts, lots of black, very underground, highly original in Italian fashion that usually leans towards more glamour. "Fashion is like Prozac," Capasa says. "If you feel a bit down, or sad, buy a beautiful pair of shoes, a beautiful bag and your attitude will change. It’s more expensive than Prozac, but not as dangerous." Technology-minded Ennio's next step: "Fabric that will change the temperature in your body, that's the next frontier."