21 April 2015
inspired by Antoni Gaudi's Park Güell
Desigual presents currently the collection 'Trencadís' which is inspired by the Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi (1852 - 1926). Gaudi experimented with static models (such as for the famous Sagrada Familia) and incorporated organic forms; seven of his works were added by UNESCO to the 'World Heritage List' - one of them is the fascinating Park Güell (in Barcelona) where benches wriggle snake-like through pleasure gardens. Onto the benches, Antoni Gaudi applied his signature mosaic designs of collages of ceramic tiles which were put together in randomly appearing manner. The patterns of the shirt-dress and sneakers (both by Desigual, photo below) pay homage to Gaudi's mosaics.
Fashionoffice selected some additional pieces for the urban garden/park look: The clutch and the pink bag by Desigual, sunglasses from the 'Flora' collection by Gucci, and the 'Cafe Bench' (made of acacia wood, certified by fsc.org, seen at Depot) with table in the middle.