The role of the interviewer became completely redundant nestled in between these two gorgeous and remarkably tall boys on the day when of meeting Antonio and Pablo. Easy going and incredibly friendly, their inner circle was hard to translate but fascinating to peek into. Pablo’s enthusiasm is infectious, everything was “fucking amazing” and he “fucking loved it.” They bounce backwards and forwards off each other and tell me that their group dynamic was just as flowing.
Together with Ryan and Alex, they inverted the 20th century ‘Boys Club’ aesthetic remodelled with punk traits and waifish undertones. The outcome is a celebration of tailoring and raving, a mash-up between smoking jackets and nightclub culture. Antonio combined old school classic tailoring with utilitarian finishes, through hidden pockets, belts, and customisation. He also borrowed a few items from CSM colleague Connor Ives. Tradition and modernity collided not only in design but also in the imagery with club night lights, techno music and hint of old time debauchery.
This buoyant foursome pulled on all of their respective strengths – Antonio also created the music for the video – to bring the piece together. They bounced off each other and their different aesthetics to build their vision. Inspired by vintage group photos or traditional paintings, their editorial creates their own style tribe, gathered around a naked lady in the middle, a romantic vision of bygone eras, nostalgic yet anarchic.