Vaquera Shows during New York Fashion Week for Fall 2017
February 14, 2017 - fall Denim
Patric DiCaprio started out as a photographer, spending hours in a darkroom during a University of Georgia and afterwards venturing into a contention after he graduated. However, anticipating himself “uninspired” by a garments he would lift for shoots, he began DIY’ing his possess from YouTube cosplay tutorials. In 2013, he named his nascent line Vaquera, Spanish for “cowgirl,” since he happened to be reading Tom Robbins’s Even Cowgirls Get a Blues during a time. This past spring, David Moses, Bryn Taubensee, and Claire Sully assimilated him, combining a Vetements-style collective. DiCaprio says he prefers to work as a group. “The existence is, many designers do …they only kind of distortion about it,” he says.
The brand’s tumble collection, that they showed currently in a East Village, feels of a impulse in a riffs on pattern story and branding. For example, there’s a “Vaquera Co.” dress that looks like a tote in a informed shade of blue and an concomitant heart necklace that reads “Established 2013.” (“We’re not fearful to be corny,” DiCaprio notes.) A cone bra riffs on ’80s Gaultier, while logo’ed suspenders feel unequivocally ’90s Girbaud, and journal prints elicit cusp-of-the-aughts Galliano for Dior. “We adore to anxiety things unequivocally pointedly, but being sly about it. We call what we’re doing a small bit of conform fanfiction,” he jokes. “That’s another thing a lot of designers do that they don’t unequivocally speak about it: referencing other designers and other conform moments that are unequivocally critical and iconic.”
This season, a organisation focused on a contrariety between “industry and excess” — a quite timely judgment that finds them resisting denim, workwear, and Rust Belt industrial sum like riveted jeans with Mar-a-Lago-esque excess. “A imagination ballroom lady carrying an event with her mechanic,” is a tongue-in-cheek approach DiCaprio sums it up. A white T-shirt bears a ultimate picture of lavishness: a bright-red lobster on a china platter, while denim trousers are detailed with crystals. Classic black of Americana — like a white dress that vaguely evokes Marilyn Monroe’s subway-grate moment, or a shine Statue of Liberty design — seem throughout. One of a many important ones is an American dwindle dress, trailing a prolonged train. “Under Obama, it would have been unequivocally weird for us to make this dress and have a dwindle boring on a floor,” DiCaprio admits, “but we consider now underneath Trump a American flag’s [connotation] is … different.”