Beyond Fabric x Purificacion Garcia #3
Sunshine sets the motto for brighter, bolder shades to bring that extra kick into your attire. What initially began as small details through colorful accessories, soon evolved into shirts, jackets and last but not least, bottoms. Even with a vast color palette at our disposal, purple is definitely not the first that comes to mind when choosing the so called “go to hell” pants; nonetheless, as soon as I spotted these jeans I just knew I had to incorporate them into a look…
The unusual shade is actually quite versatile allowing for beautiful combinations with both lighter and darker garments, such as the navy heavy knit shawl collar cardigan with duffle fastening and the pale blue gingham shirt. The floral print tie carries on the playful nature of the outfit which is then anchored by brown suede chukkas with contrasting neon orange laces.
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Beyond Fabric x Purificacion Garcia #1
Following my previous introduction to its SS13 collection, I got a chance to style some looks for Purificacion Garcia using my favourite pieces for the season.
Starting with what might just be my first choice among all the garments in the collection, and one of the season’s essentials, this suede bomber jacket instantly earned its way to the top spots of my wishlist. The beautiful taupe shade with chambray lining and orange/burgundy highlights on the pockets and zippers, set the mood for the whole look. A contrasting pale blue crewneck sweater underneath, dark denim with contrast orange stitching and supple suede boots pick up the chromatic and texture themes. The stripped knit tie adds a dash of color and pattern to the mix..
Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira
One of the most inspiring events that took place during the last edition of Pitti, was definitely Angelo Flaccavento’s curated exhibit “Vestirse da Uomo” (Dress Like a Man), where Angelo himself selected 20 essential pieces every man should have in his wardrobe. The event then hosted a panel of renowned menswear icons including Angelo, Wooster and Gianluca Cantaro.
I got a chance to meet my friend Martin from Guaizine and go through the selection with him. Luckily he’s a really great photographer, so my thanks to him!
Details: herringbone wool blazer by Gentleman, houndstooth elbow patched v-neck cashmere sweater by Annapurna 5+1, MTO herringbone flanel spread collar shirt, cords by H&M, double monks by Meermin, glasses by Prada, tie by Carolina Herrera, scarf by Èpice, pocket square by Add On and gloves by H&M.
There are several ways to introduce interesting elements to an attire; although our first impressions are undoubtedly visual, and color plays a huge role in this area, the whole universe that comprises an attire is much more intricate. When it comes down to it, everything from patterns, to contrasts and more importantly textures, have a significant impact in the outcome: after all, in its bare essence, we are dealing with fabrics…
It’s amazing how the same fabric ends up delivering such different garments through alternative production techniques, like in this case wool, used in the heavy knit cable cardigan and smooth floral scarf and herringbone slacks. Striped braces add some panache and the suple taupe suede derbies bring yet another texture to the mix.
Details: cable knit toggle cardigan by Officina 36º, dress shirt by Paul Smith, herringbone wool slacks by Gentleman, suede derby shoes by Buttero, cap by H&M, shades by Linda Farrow Luxe, wool/silk scarf by Èpice, braces by Tie Rack and polka dot socks by H&M.
Model and styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira