C’N’C Costume National Spring 2013 RTW

Launch Slideshow

SHOW: C'N'C Costume National Spring 2013

THEME: Minimal military chic

HAIR: Sleek, straight strands by Patti Bussa and Redken

MAKEUP: Lined eyes by Sil Bruinsma and MAC

ACCESSORIES: High-heeled sandals with chunky straps

OVERALL TAKEAWAY: The fashion crowd will be ready for battle—or, more likely, that major cocktail party—in the sexed-up army green dresses that were a major component of Ennio Capasa's military-inspired collection.

Though hardly the most 'spring' shade, army green was made surprisingly alluring thanks to a strapless leather minidress slashed at the thigh, while other pieces included oversized tees with sheer paneling and silky trousers that probably wouldn't last long at boot camp.

Capasa's own take on camo resulted in a patchwork blue, khaki, and black print that did anything but blend in on a strapless jumpsuit. Truth be told, we were more taken with black and white minidresses featuring large pockets and asymmetrical hems that recalled the garb of an ancient warrior.

A little black dress straight out of the barracks? Why not?