Top Brazilian model stars in Suiteblanco’s Spring-Summer campaign
Barely a year old in Manila, Spanish fashion brand Suiteblanco has quickly gained a loyal following among Filipinas who especially enjoy feminine styles. And according to the label’s exclusive Philippine franchisee, the SM Retail Group, its fans are in for a treat as no less than top Brazilian model Izabel Goulart inspires—and wears—Suiteblanco’s Spring-Summer 2014 collection.
Named after the stunning brown-haired goddess herself, the Izabel collection embodies the feminine ideals of the brand in quite an eclectic way.
Suiteblanco’s Izabel Spring-Summer collection lifts the lid on a variety of designs ranging from casual to elegant, formulating a dose of urban chic in one swoop, befitting every woman who is at ease with playing up trends. Whether updating a classic or reinventing a basic, the spectrum of styles transport a trendy blank slate for the summer season ahead.
Silhouettes, meanwhile, are structured yet soft as slim dresses and pencil skirts define the perfect form. Fluid high-rise shorts and crop tops add a fresh, contemporary touch to the more classic pieces.
Fabrics range from light knitwear with delicate accoutrements, rich materials like suede and neoprene, and ultra diverse denim, which make for “femme fatale” outfits.
As for the color palette, Suiteblanco ushers in the change of season through new shades that ignite sweet escapade, as well as artful prints and geometric figures. The color party is evident in a play of prints—painterly florals and palm fronds splayed across shorts and flounce skirts. In the same way, monochrome is a must have in a collection where sky blue and pastel tones are as essential as the black and white twosome.
Who’s that girl?
The 29-year-old Izabel Goulart is best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret and Armani Exchange.
A São Paulo native, the part Italian beauty was discovered to model at age 14, which took her back and forth Brazil and Europe under the management of Major Models Brazil.
She shot to fame after a wardrobe malfunction during a runway stint hit Brazilian newspapers, thereafter finding herself modeling for such A-List designers as Bill Blass, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, Balmain, Chanel, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Emilio Pucci, Dolce and Gabbana, Emanuel Ungaro, Loewe, Roberto Cavalli and Stella McCartney, among others.
Ranked no. 12 among the world’s Top 20 Sexiest Models, Goulart’s most recent achievements include receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; being named “2013 International Woman of the Year” by GQ Portugal; and emerging as one of the Top 25 Models to follow on Instagram.
As brand ambassador of Suiteblanco, Goulart joins a 54-year-old Spanish fashion tradition founded by Bernardo Blanco Solana. The family business, which has come to be known for its unique European style now has more than 270 stores in fashion-forward cities like London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Athens, Dubai, Lisbon, and many more spread around 23 countries, now proudly including the Philippines.
Suiteblanco is located at the upper ground floor of SM Aura Premier at The Fort.