It was a beautiful friday morning and I was rushing to Sergio Davila‘s presentation in the Meatpacking District, New York. Fashion Week is buzzing with shows and parties to attend, and for some reason, I was very much looking forward to this one. I was familiar with Peruvian Designer Sergio Davila, and admired his work – That was men oriented until now. Sergio Davila, who graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco have been acclaimed several time for his outstanding work. I just couldn’t wait to see his collection de prés.
For spring/summer 2014, Davila got inspired by the Latin America of the 1920′s, and added a modern twist to it. For men, the looks seemed light and casual, and while the fabrics seemed super soft, the designs had a certain deep researched feeling where a neutral palette of champagne is accented with pastel touches. For women, traditional silhouettes are sublimed with feminine flowing cuts and lady-like inspiring awe. I loved the printed shapes on noble fabrics, like Jacquard such as. By modernizing the traditional, I found Sergio Davila’s spring-summer collection pretty much historical, where looks related stories of aristocratic days moment, or Havana’s light summer nights. Word has it that the designer got inspired vintage photographs but for some reason, the presentation seemed to me like modern reintrepetation of Scarlett O’hara‘s piknic in the opening of Gone in The Wind. I loved every piece of it !
Here is a round-up of my favourite looks