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:

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Verky Arcos, Fashion Director

A  writer and editor with expertise in fashion and lifestyle coverage, Verky Baldonado is currently Latina magazine's Fashion Director. Baldonado has written Latin-inspired travel and food related content and has contributed to celebrity Q&As, red carpet video interviews, and the annual “Reasons to Love Being Latina” feature. Verky is U.S.-born and of Ecuadorean and Puerto Rican descent who speaks and writes fluent Spanish. Prior to Latina, Verky worked as a photo shoot coordinator at Universal/Island Def Jam Music Group. Verky holds a B.A. in Communications Arts from Montclair State University and currently resides in Manhattan with her husband and daughter.

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