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Luxury minimalism. Edgy-chic. These expressions define the particular style of CoSTUME NATIONAL, one of the most successful Italian fashion houses, famous all around the world. Rock & roll culture, minimal lines and refined fabrics. Modern and trendy collections appreciated by the youngest as well as the most classical clients.

The company was founded in 1986 in Milan by Ennio Capasa, fresh from working in Japan as an assistant to Yohji Yamamoto, and his brother Carlo. Its first womenswear collection was presented in Milan in the same year. In 1991 the ‘Woman Collection’ was presented in Paris. Between 1995 and 1998 the fashion house opened stores in Milan, New York, Rome, Los Angeles and Paris.

It was immediately clear that CoSTUME NATIONAL's style was characterized by minimalism, simple but precise lines that define a sensual and thin silhouette, perfectly fitting women's (and later men's) bodies, exalting every curve and shape. Unique fabrics, refined materials and precious embroidery applied to almost total-black outfits give CoSTUME NATIONAL creations an unmistakable sense of elegance reached mixing past and classical taste with modern and innovative techniques.

Costume National
The company’s Thiene factory is responsible for the men's and women’s Ready To Wear production. The factory is mainly responsible for cutting-room, pattern-making and finished product quality control. CN Shoes factory, based in Fossò, develops and produces footwear. Leather bags and leather accessories are produced by selected partners and commercialised by CN Production. Leather clothing production is licensed to Leather Company, that works in exclusive for Costume National. Costume National has 5 flagship stores which were designed with the same concept of classical edginess and minimalism.
C’N’C Costume National
C’N’C Costume National, produced and distributed through a licensing agreement with ITTIERRE, offers Ready To Wear apparel for Men and Women as well as footwear and accessories. PLUS IT, the accessories division which features shoes, bags and a line of small accessories, also has a worldwide distribution network. The production facilities are located in Italy, while the distribution has a worldwide network.

The brilliant mind of Ennio Capasa created lots of innovative products, from clothes to accessories, among which dominates the “Solar bag”, patented in 2009. Able to supply power to every kind of technological device, from mobile phones to iPods, thanks to a solar panel system concealed in the same fabrics, the bag received the “Chi è chi award” for the best eco-friendly fashion product. But this is only one of the several initiatives in which CoSTUME NATIONAL is engaged with environmental causes.

Apart from the “Solar bag”, CoSTUME NATIONAL is very famous among the international jet- set for its elegant and modern creations. Icon and stars from the world of music and cinema such as Keanu Reeves, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, David Bowie, Heidi Klum or Angelina Jolie love the edgy- chic style of CoSTUME NATIONAL, bringing the made-in-Italy label to the crest of success.


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