“Your style is so capashi!”
So, what is capashi you might ask? Well, capashi was a term used in the 70’s which means bitchin’ or BAD! (in a good way of course) or more commonly associated with just being “cool”.
You remember the 70’s, right? With its bold fashion forward styles like the platform shoes, miniskirts, and bell bottom pants. The music; with its synthesized disco tracks that made you wanna get down and “Boogie Oogie Oogie”, to love ballads like Donny Hathaway’s classic serenade to his lady in a “Song for You”. And who can forget the infamous afros. Yes! If you were born in the 70’s you had some variation of an afro at some point…thankfully most were by accident (at least that’s what my mother told me about mine). 😐
The 70’s were a movement. A movement in establishing ones identity. A movement in defining ones individual style.
So, let’s fast forward some 40+ years later only to find that the vibe from an era gone by; an era that redefined a generation, is still going strong. But, now its moniker is of a “sexy cool style”…or “Coposhi” (pronounced: Ka-PAH-SHEE).
Coposhi is a fashion convergence of old school moxie blended with new school swag. Coposhi is a refreshing take on the concept that style is not defined by fashion…but, each individual defines his/her own style. Can you dig it!? 😎
Recently I was invited to an event at Coposhi’s swanky boutique in Buckhead for the grand unveiling of their latest installment of men’s apparel, dubbed KSINO. The KSINO line is an ode to the gamblers lifestyle with queues borrowed from Vegas-like symbolism and metaphors. And just like Las Vegas, Coposhi is an “oasis” in the desert of style. Coposhi looks to distinguish itself from the cookie-cutter fashions that seem to fade into the landscape as quickly as they emerge. Coposhi defines itself as the “avant-garde” of cool, with swag that rise from the horizon like a phoenix in flight.
Upon entering Coposhi, I was immediately drawn to their clothing displays which adorned the walls like abstract art. And after speaking to co-owners’ Eric Love and Russell Wyche about the Coposhi concept, I could easily sense their passion and attention to detail, and it was evident all around the store. From their chic selection of women’s apparel, to the ultra “swag-ulous” men’s collection, Coposhi seemed to hit on all cylinders. This two level boutique carries ultra-stylish men’s and women’s fashions from dressy to casual, along with trendy accessories to finish any look.
On the first floor, there’s a shoe bar that boasts everything from stilettos to sneakers, and while there are plenty of high-end fashions to be found, there’s something for every budget. And, they confidently boasts about their in-house tailoring service which can transform your newly acquired purchases AND any items right out of your own closet into exclusive one-offs.
So, just like their name implies, COOL is back! This time it’s wrapped in sexy style.