Sergio Davila Spring/Summer 2014Posted on September 6, 2013 | by Layla Ilchi
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Taking a softer route from his previous, gothic-inspired collection, Sergio Davila delivered a line full of whimsical pieces fit for any travel-savvy fashionista in his Spring/Summer 2014 collection.
“I found these pictures in an antique store from the 20s Havana, Buenos Aires, and Lima,” said the designer on his inspiration for the collection. “It’s a little bit of Havana Club mixed with New York.”
The native Peruvian designer primarily incorporates his South American heritage with his pieces. With his 1920s inspiration, Davila produced simple yet stylish pieces, like khaki shorts, trench coats, and knitwear in both menswear and womenswear that showcased his draw to the emergence of Latin American art deco architecture.
“I think New York relates well with Latin America style,” said Davila on the incorporation between the two heritages. “It’s for a summer in New York just for the traveller of the world.”
In addition to keeping a soft palette of neutral and earth tones, Davila used chiffon and linen to give his pieces an airy movement, encapsulating the bohemian chic look he was aiming for.
Even though Davila came into prominence as a menswear designer, he did not fail in delivering beautifully made womenswear pieces like a floral print peplum dress in navy blue and bright green, a Jacquard artichoke knit dress with art deco patterning, and a lilac maxi blouse paired with Jacquard leggings.
Other stand out pieces included a floral print Margarita romper, a Maiz art deco sweater, and a Saint Brooklyn short sleeve jacket.
Regardless of where you are in the world, Davila’s collection can be universally accepted as modern and fashion forward with a vintage twist.
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