This entry is part of my RESORT ’12 TOP FAVES series.

Pedro Lourenço:  The graphic use of vibrant color, pattern and imagery, often peeking out from behind origami folds, was just the right nuance of modern interest that gave the otherwise simple shapes of Lourenço’s garments their ‘WOW, NOW’ factor. This was the second collection ever from the Brazilian designer, and I’m already a major fan. Yes, that WAS me in the corner, waving the giant palm leaf, attempting to keep my cool amidst the fainters.

Pedro Lourenço

Pedro Lourenço

Pedro Lourenço

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESORT DESTINATION???: The pieces of this collection, while possibly inspired by an island paradise, are too clean, crisp, and architecturally sophisticated to be lazing around under a sweaty palm tree on a deserted beach, sharing oneness with the humidity. They embody an arresting see-and-be-seen, mingling-with-confidence aura that is the energy source itself. Those of you baring sweaty palms, please take note. No room at this party for anything wilted or clammy. Even applause.

The graphics and aesthetic structures of the clothes bring to mind the work of Brazilian architectural firm Studio MK27, as well as the prints of German artist Roland Fischer. In fact, Lourenço’s girl could very well be destined to randomly crash a party at the MK27 Studio’s “Decameron” structure, or be spied gliding through a cool, 60-degree-fahrenheit gallery space at Art Basel-Miami, where Fischer’s prints might grace the walls.

"Decameron" - by Brazilian architectural firm Studio MK27

"Decameron" by Studio MK27 - photo from http://www.marciokogan.com.br

Pedro Lourenço

"Eldorado" by Roland Fischer, Brasilia, 2006

Pedro Lourenço

"Serralves" by Roland Fischer, 2005

"Berrini" by Roland Fischer, Sao Paulo, 2006

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Photos of Pedro Lourenço’s Resort 2012 collection are from Style.com.

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