FASHION WEEK: Carlos Campos Rocks Our World

There was an after-party for the Carlos Campos Spring 2009 show, but we didn't need it. Entertainment was already in full supply at the main event, from the beats by DJ Marcelo Cunning of Nacotheque to the palpable buzz among the fashion-savvy crowd at Exit Art in Chelsea. Not that we were surprised. After all, Campos had already whet everyone's appetites with two announcements: first, that he'd debut his first-ever women's collection, and second, that he'd be using only black female models. (The latter turned out to be not quite true, but only on a technicality. Two white female models walked as men, or should we say, Bowies, in the show.)

Of course, the ultimate pleasure was in the clothes themselves--crisp and bold, with a retro-modern sheen that reflected the designer's inspiration: "David Bowie and Iman, vacationing in France." The palette was a cool, solid spring mix of stone greys, futuristic blues and summer whites, but our favorite element was by far the hair: glam-rock pompadours for the men and soft, wavy blowouts for the women.

Click above for our exclusive video coverage of the show, including backstage chats with Carlos himself, the hair and makeup team from Tresemmé and Rimmel, and one Mr. Sean Paul.

--Monica Herrera

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