BERTA CABESTANY PRE-FALL 2019 COLLECTION
Berta Cabestany is the Barcelona based fashion label blending traditional Catalan craftsmanship and heritage with the fresh and optimistic spirit of the millennial generation. By introducing innovative and unexpected materials into her design process Berta demonstrates that embellishment and embroidery can work for everyday and everyone.
For the Pre-Fall AW19 collection ‘Corazon Abierto’, Berta takes us on a journey through Cuba and its rich heritage of music, poetry and art. Starting with a meditation on the sartorial elegance of Wifredo Lam, a Cuban-born artist and painter, the collection features signature suits and tailoring mixed with feminine dresses, with its color palette taking inspiration from Lam’s soft muted palettes of blue and iris tones as seen on Tropical dress or Margarita shirt. Lam’s strong connection to Spain, as a young student, and its artistic scene, emerge in his art whilst bridging the Cuban and Spanish culture, mirroring Berta’s dedication and celebration of her Spanish heritage.
A still life painting that has been abstracted forms the basis of the print in the collection, the lyrics of Buena Vista Social Club’s ‘Dos Gardenias’ is emblazoned on t-shirts and tailoring, whilst sweatshirts invite us to Salsa the night away with a check sequin group of dresses, shorts, Carmen Miranda-worthy boleros and ruffle lame dresses.
Playful embellishments such as the fruit buttons on the Banana deep navy blazer or fuschia Habana dress highlight Berta’s joyful spirit, whilst the voluminous ruffle sleeves of the Faralae pastel plaid shirt present a bit of drama.
Taking one from day to night, a touch of sequin and metallic finishes threads through the collection with pieces such as the green plaid Bolero jacket or Mamba shorts with violet glistening hues, while the bronze Ron dress or striking purple Papaya dress are sure to add a bit of rhythm when dancing to the infectious Cuban music.
Corduroy offers the perfect trans-seasonal fabric for trench coats and mini skirts in flattering olive, and crepe dresses are renewed with embroidery and a raspberry tone that is sure to look beautiful in high summer and autumn.
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