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Carlos Campos
February 3, 2007
Altman Building

Written by Julia Sirmons
Photographed by Wayne Huang

This is a man’s world, but it wouldn’t be anything without a well-tailored herringbone motorcycle jacket and a snappy pair of skinny black trousers. Fortunately, all the stylish young lads about town were spared they tyranny of the grey flannel suit when Carlos Campos unveiled his Fall 2007 collection of hip, sophisticated menswear at the Altman Building on February 3.

Accompanied by the vocal stylings of James Brown, models strode down a makeshift catwalk in the center of the room, while fashion luminaries like Queer Eye style guru Carson Kressley watched attentively.

The Honduran-born Mr. Campos, a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology who has designed costumes for many Broadway productions, including The Light in the Piazza and Jersey Boys, demonstrated a young, fresh and innovative approach to menswear.

The Carlos Campos man was dressed for every mood and every stage of life. There were clothes for the cheeky schoolboy, the jaded mod rocker, the hip urbane businessman and the dapper gentleman out for a night on the town,

Campos’ clothes, while infused with an air of elegant professionalism, were full of quirky and unexpected details. Somber grey trousers were paired with a pink v-neck sweater and a chocolate brown motorcycle jacket; skinny black suits were embellished with military epaulets and matched with button-down shirts in a striking black and white flowered print.

And then there were the unexpected touches of purple. Grey pants and jackets were accented with touches of lilac trim, and black suit jackets and coats were lined in a breathtaking shade of royal purple. While these details were sometimes a shade too evocative of doormen and bellhops, the collection as a whole pointed towards an exciting, more whimsical direction in men’s fashion. Thanks to Mr. Campos, this man’s world just got a bit more interesting.


For more information on Calos Campos, log onto: www.carloscampos.com/


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