Arturo Obegero Challenges Masculinity With Nordeste.
Image Credit: Arturo Obegero
The Spanish designer has recently released the lookbook for Nordeste, his fourth collection. Arturo took inspiration from his hometown; Tapia de Casariego and its seaside appeal for his co-ed SS21 collection. Featuring both menswear and womenswear, Arturo’s designs feature original pieces such as his double collared shirt or the pearl-white cropped dress.
His ‘piece de resistance’ of the collection is the Black Rose look, an intricately woven jumpsuit comprised of black ribbons to form the shape of roses throughout the body. Arturo took inspiration by Nijinsky’s ballet costume in Jean-Louis Vaudoyer’s ballet Le Spectre de la Rose.
Speaking to Arturo over Instagram, he talked us through how he made the ‘Black Rose’ outfit. It is composed of their Querelle top and Gades flared high trousers, with 690 shaped tulle panels sewn to 700 bands in silk satin duchesse, taking around 6 weeks to make. The aim, Arturo said, was to give it “a surreal approach, creating petals that would grow from the skin, as if your body was blooming.”
You can check out more of Arturo’s work here
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