Carlos Campos’s presentation on Sunday evening at Milk Studios made quite the definitive silhouette statement; for Campos, “lean and mean” is the way to go for Fall 2013, and he offered a plethora of ways to do so.
The look was very British in both its dandy styling and nods to Mod/Punk/Teddy Boy subcultures. Campos opted to quell the youthquake’s angsty tendencies and pursue an idiosyncratic cool instead, mixing slim, striped trousers with second-skin flight jackets.
The novel outerwear--in rich oxbloods or with vintage detailing--felt fresh at a sporty hip length (a length that much better for showing off a pair a geo-print Liam Gallagher-esque trousers).
Campos's bold patterns may have been the highlight of the collection; A standout look coordinated a rep-stripe, shirt-and-pant combo under a cordovan blazer, giving adventurous guys a way into the “matched-set” trend that has been so influential within womens collections recently.