Fuentecapala’s 2016 collection ‘Metropoli’ was the featured menswear attire at Barcelona Bridal Week this year, and judging by the photos, there’s no wondering why! Fuentecapala combined fashion and architecture to create the stunning collection plus a whole new level of couture.
‘Metropoli’ may just look like a crisp work of tailored art, full of sophistication and vibrance, but trust me when I say this, there’s much more to it than meets the eye! In its own way, it captures the design elements of many iconic buildings around the world, such as the clean and linear Grundtvigs Church in Copenhagen, the contemporary yet tropical inspired Wind and Water in Vietnam and the experimental Blue Residential Tower in New York. This iconic building inspiration was motivated by an innovative language that shies away from stereotypes and instead encourages originality and imagination.
You’re probably thinking, how do I achieve these looks without buying the real thing (which let’s be honest, could be a bit pricey!)? I’ve realised that the key here is to find a balance between the traditional look and the modern look, which is what Fuentecapala managed to do so well with ‘Metropoli’ – merging classicism and avant-garde into one. You could go for classic silhouettes that have futuristic looking patterns on them or vice versa.
To give you a rough idea, maybe you could start off with the Ted Baker Offrule Satin Shirt in white and the Eclissi and Oro Paisley Tie by Rhodes & Beckett. Add on Arthur Galan’s Alek Satin Lapel Jacket for a shine and pants to suit, then complete the outfit with the Otavio shoes from Florsheim. When we come down to it, there’s really no right or wrong when it comes to style. So don’t be afraid to experiment with volume, proportion, shape, colour and texture until you’re satisfied and feel half old, half new!
Ms Chinoiserie Says: Very handsome indeed; it’s easy to mix and match a few key pieces to create a smart wedding day look!
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