Catching up: Flamingos + Mother Nature. On a recent sunny afternoon during NYFW:Mens, we took a close look at one colorful favorite: Ricardo Seco. The intimate presentation entitled ‘LIFE’ held at the Hotel Americano rooftop and pool was the backdrop for the colorful patterned models in visors.
Drawing inspiration of the sacredness of Holbox, the the island situated off the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula fused with an NYC edge, Ricardo seco delivers a colorful array of menswear for spring 2017. The good vibes x fashion were captured exclusively by Angus Smythe for FashionDailyMag.
Make no mistake, the colorful collection isn’t all fluff. While walking thru and chatting with the designer close to the edge of the pool (and the models), I got to take a closer look at everything. Seco shared some of the details, from the flamingo’s relevance, nature, and today’s photo-centric reality. What I didn’t know is that Seco personally took all the photos, yes- often on the iphone.
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He then went through thousands of pics which he then collaged together forming some patterns, and then extracting prints and graphics, making it truly a one of a kind perspective. The photos captured his personal view of nature, and acted as an extension to his core, his love of life, his love of animals, and his love for the planet. Making it exclusive and tossing in some tradition with neon sass + pastels, the looks were hotter than ever. Familiar favorites include Max Masters + Alex Okoosi.
Preforated pants and hot leather items mingled with the patterned sports effect, making the wearable cool of athleisure good enough for a girl to borrow… (hint, hint, Ricardo). Oversized silhouettes, bomber jackets, and cool relaxed pants continue the ‘street meets urban’ theme of his vision. As always, dabbles of ethnic traditional patterns were fused, and as Ricardo shared with us:
“This city’s culture shapes our understanding of our nature and the future…Take a look at what Mother Nature has given us. Without nature, there is no us; there is no LIFE.”
LOVE it! RICARDO SECO nature ss17 menswear favorite looks by Brigitte Segura.
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