Trends in Swimwear As for prints, this season we’re seeing women embrace their ferocity in bold animal print, including leopard, zebra, tiger and snake in an array of different colours.Read More
Three ways gentlemen pack for a weekend getaway
Given that the summer season is sticking around for a bit longer and people are planning big and small summer escapes, I decided it would be interesting to look at how the dapper gentleman of today packs for a weekend away in style.Read More
Its amazing how quickly Efisio Marras has given direction to the label. With tees starting at under 100 euros the label as Marras confides, 'I want my friends to wear it'. He certainly already has fans worldwide the east and west are buying and I guess its only matter of time before he shows his totally, ' made in italy' ,label in New York.Read More
Nothing about New York Fashion Week is slow – apart from maybe, the new "Slow" Spring-Summer 2016 collection by Custo Barcelona that is!
Taking its inspiration from the new ‘on-trend’ slow cooking culinary movement, the collection is equally creative and un-standardized, with intricate details and elaborate production processes.
But hang on! Check those flares ! Long, cropped and finishing off the jumpsuits. They were, for ME, the excitement in their collection. Well that is apart from a rather cool range of printed accessories. That had me wondering on, why oh why do these label tease sooo. I mean I want them KNOW!!!
Using a vibrant and bold colour palette of natural pinks, fuchsias, blues, violets, greens, whites, mauves, yellows and oranges, Custo Barcelona’s collection is made with delicate fabrics such as lace and open knit mesh, but the cuts are designs are muscular and organic inspired by ergonomics and puzzles.
Modern and altogether defying the conventional, this collection is without a doubt for the eclectic rebel with a one-of-a-kind personality and a mind of his/ her own when it comes to style!
Photograph @ShanaSchnur and @DavidBerman
Starting life as just a passing idea between three friends on holiday together in Ibiza, Holas Beachwear became a reality, with a fabulous launch in 2014.
Communicating a powerful slogan ‘Holas Beachwear only for those that dare’ the collection is adventurous but tailored and cut to perfection; I mean, I guess as they are men designing for men, the fit is bound to work!
But when I spoke to them backstage at their season three show, it was the innovation that I found gets them really excited about their pieces. Perhaps a favourite creation was their pique weave on the short vintage air swimming trunks that hit pretty high on the thigh.
The inspiration for this season comes from three coasts. From Greece in the Mediterranean they took the blues, whites and reds as well as the nautical themes such as the ropes and sailors knots.
The yellows, magentas, greens are influenced by Cuba, with the vegetation themes and textures making reference to Havanna.
The African references can be seen the muted palate of blues, aubergines and greens, combined with pinks and magentas, as well as in the tribal desert colours with fluorescent prints.
Talking to the models backstage (Yep lucky me!), I asked them what they thought of the brand. Their response – Its very comfortable and perfectly fitted. Well I guess with that, enough said!
photos @santiagoladeiro for @mscastrorides