Àcheval Pampa – Ready to Wear SS19 – Down Argentine Way
Àcheval Pampa, Down Argentine Way – Spring 19 Collection
Since last seasons collection Sofia Acheval de Montaigu and Sofia Sperber have pushed forward especially with the more feminine, but never fussy or girly , looks and pieces within the collection.
– by Tony Glenville & Loanna Haseltine
Two beautiful dresses, both softly flared, fluid and flattering and a blouse balance the continued importance importance of the trousers to the brand.
A fabulous new belt with a heavy curved buckle hints almost at Elsa Peretti style and the handbags, made in Uruguay, are already classics in the curved lines and simple construction.
The introduction of a duck egg blue and more golden wheat shades also opens the range of options for the clients.
Finally mention must be made of the belts finished with a miniature version of bolas, the weighted balls which can be used with lethal dexterity by nd expert.
If you really want to learn about their power try seeing “Thoroughly Modern Millie” in which Carol Channing uses then to deadly purpose.
It’s above all great to see such strong cultural roots embraced in the collection, the echos of the Argentine are strong, but never overwhelming.
Acheval Pampa presented their Spring/Summer 19 collection at the Paris Hotel Ritz, in a cozy out-of-doors l’orangerie that is the Salon Gramont.
Finding your way could have been confusing. Toward the back of the hotel lobby through the labyrinth hall on the way to the Hemingway bar; half-way along it is hidden in the rose garden.
But Acheval was easy to spot. A sharp and sweet prairie smell coming from hay-bails combined with the laughter of the fun and festive spirit greeted it’s guests.
Besides the warm welcome from Sophia Acheval de Montaigu and Lucila Sperber the horse-loving designers, there, one found caressable gauchos trousers and luxurious, shimmering and soft silky off-the-shoulder blouses.
Details such as semi-precious tasseled belts in carnelian, lapis-lazuli, malachite and jade. Bobbles in soft natural woods and brass descended from butter-soft leather woven cables.
Colors where mostly in the rich tones of a Pampan afternoon sun with burst of bright flowers awakening for the night. Fabrics were more variant but juxtaposed well in their diversity.
Soft silk velvet displayed with micro-sequins; metallic gold next to rich rusty and mustard cashmere where just some examples. There one found pieces for a late Sunday lounging at home, or for escapades in Paris discos.
There is a new trend seen since last season in young brands promoting the history and homeland of its designer.
This is achieved not in a one-off theme for a particular season but made apart of the essential DNA of the brand. Acheval Pampa is one of these young brands that are part of this trend.
Acheval de Montaigu and Sperber both are Argentinian- and their style comes from their own twist of traditional Argentinian costume. Horsey, earthy elements from the Pamapa are everywhere; from the colors and fabrics chosen, the warmth and family feel of their events, to the Argentinian Malbec served at its events.
The clothes are all produced in Argentina and worn with aplomb by its designers, their friends and fans, these are of differing ages, sizes and self expressions. And the clothes look authentic, chic and natural on whomever the wearer.
Acheval de Montaigu and Sperber are by the way not new to the fashion scene. Both hold executive positions in luxury brands.
The brand they created for fun, for themselves, for the love of doing it and this relaxed confident and quiet yet exuberant approach is felt throughout.