Carlos Campos knows exactly who he is. His Spring collection titled “Algo de mi” which translates to “Something from me” is another nod to his Latin roots. Born and raised in Honduras, Campos followed in the footsteps of his father, who was a master tailor. After studying fashion design at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) Campos became a design consultant for brands such as Zara, in addition to designing for Broadway productions like Jersey Boys, Fiddler on the Roof and The Graduate. In 2007, Campos launched his own label, Carlos Campos New York with a modern take on “Classic American style” and opened a made-to-measure studio in New York City. His designs immediately garnered accolades from the fashion community and Fashion Group International, winning the Rising Star Award for Menswear. Although he may not be as well known as Tom Ford, his designs have been worn by the likes of Justin Timberlake, Enrique Iglesias, Ethan Hawke, Fall Out Boy, and The Killers.
The designer’s penchant for thoughtful color palettes and minimal, architectural cuts make him a designer to watch season after season. For Spring 2019, the collection evolves with more intricate details, like piping placed in not so typical places, flaunting the designer’s impeccable workmanship. By deliberately limiting the color palette, Campos is able to truly showcase his tailoring skills. His use of geometric color-blocking to create graphic interest on an otherwise simple coat is a prime example. An array of summer trenches and high-waisted trousers in cream, nude tones, salmon and even bright sunny yellow provide the elegant clean contrast for most of the color-blocked pieces. The clothes are made with very sharp lines and careful cuts, creating basic but extremely elegant silhouettes in high quality and often season-less fabrics. One of the most playful looks is a sunny, yellow suit worn with a plain white tee and classic Reebok sneakers.