The coffee farms of Honduras played an important role in designer Carlos Campos’ debut runway collection.
The lineup focused on a utilitarian uniform and maintained a sharp attention to detail in the tailoring — especially evident in the long robe coats, cropped trousers with a tailored fit, and oversize cargo pockets on capes and trucker jackets.
“I am very proud of my Latino heritage,” said Campos backstage before paying homage to the elegance of the coffee foremen of Honduras where he journeyed last year.
A tame palette was seen throughout and it was mainly reminiscent of the coloration stages of coffee beans — beiges, soft whites and the designer’s signature color, blue, in various iterations.
Textures were conveyed in plush, brushed wools and cotton velveteens, which provided a rich feel.
It’s clear that Campos has turned a page with this collection, which elevated his signature tailored aesthetic with a consistent luxurious offering that made this his strongest effort to date.