Ahead of the Fashion Week Trend: Carlos Campos & Menswear-Inspired Frocks

Carlos Campos frequently finds inspiration for his shows in his travels and this time around, the talented designer based his Fall/Winter 2011 Men’s Collection on the incredibly romantic stylings of Chile’s poet laureate Pablo Neruda.
“I’ve been familiar with his work since I was a kid, but when I went to Chile I got really into his poetry and was so impressed with his house that’s now a museum. He’s like a national hero there,” says Campos. Sticking to the effortless style of Neruda, Campos showed newsboy caps, pea coats and leather bomber jackets, in addition to relaxed fit high-waist trousers, classic blazers, and everyday chinos in rustic colors like cognac, dark green and blue.
The delightfully laid-back fashion show made us hungry for menswear-inspired looks, a trend that has been solidly gathering momentum for the last few seasons. Here are some boyfriend-inspired pieces that you can pick up now to get ahead of the trend:

1. Carlos Campos: Presentation

2. Carlos Campos: Blazer

Wear this comfy AE Striped Schoolboy Blazer with any casual outfit to give it a “polished” look. (on sale for $50, ae.com)

3. Carlos Campos: Pleated Pants

Wear these Vintage Khaki High-Waist Pleated Pants with a feminine blouse to offset their masculinity. ($70, americanapparel.net)

4. Carlos Campos: Bomber

The Rip Curl Paco Jacket is a nice way to incorporate cool with comfort. (on sale for $73, swell.com)

5. Carlos Campos: Peacoat

This Victoria’s Secret Wool Double-Breasted Peacoat instantly pulls together any outfit. ($89, victoriassecret.com)

6. Carlos Campos: Trousers

These relaxed-fit GF Ferré Dress Pants will work for the office when paired with a button down shirt. (on sale for $98, yoox.com)

7. Carlos Campos: Trench

This DKNY Single Breasted Trench Coat is a staple every woman should own. ($100, macys.com)

8. Carlos Campos: Related Links