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20 March 2012

Matchday Moment: Viva España!

There's nothing absolutely tame with this latest Matchday Moment. While some of your first reaction maybe "what the hell is she thinking" or "maybe to a match on Halloween's..." - I will redeem myself by saying that this is an over-the-top look that is not for faintest of fashion hearts. Gypsy luxe is all the rage on the S/S runways and I am absolutely loving this trend. Think luxurious bohemian - and while that is an oxymoron in itself, there is nothing 'boho' (in a MK Olsen sort of way) about this look. 

We take inspiration from the flamenco dancers and matadors whose extravagant costumes leave little to simplicity. Laces, patterns, and rich colours dapple these men and women, complimenting their movements in their own respective stages. There is no better way to pay tribute to their art (in the best way we know how) by creating a look dedicated to them. 

Forget red and yellow, forget La Roja and everything associated with Spanish football. Our goal with this wear is not to do a look inspired by the footballing culture of Spain, but rather the rich history of its people. I will buy anyone a whole free-flow bar worth of drinks if they are bold enough to pull this look off to a match. I would. But then again I have a weird fetish with the gypsy look... not gypsies. 

We start this look off with a flamenco inspired maxi skirt in cobalt which would be the defining colour of the whole look. We pair it with a lace sleeveless blouse then covered with a structured embroidered gilet, representing the heavy jacket a matador would wear. The motto is "more, more, more" and we top the look with crucifix and hamsa rosaries - do pile more than just two we say - a statement cuff, stacked heels with a swirly-bold pattern, and an even bolder patterned bag. 

Definitely for a summer match, we're thinking World Cup finals in the executive box: Spain vs. England. 

Skirt, Missoni, £2130
Blouse, Roberto Cavalli, £1420
Gilet, Isabel Marant
Shoes, Chrissie Morris, £812
Clutch, Givenchy
Cuff, Roberto Cavalli, £870
Crucifix rosary, Waxing Poetic, £52
Hamsa Rosary, Sophie, £273

*Title thanks to S/S '12 catalogue. 


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