With Victor Huarte, Spanish talent is present in Portugal and in the best way. Presenting under the Bloom platform, a space dedicated to promoting the talent of young creators, it gives the impression that Huarte is ready to leap to the front lines, being this, in my opinion, one of the most interesting collections of the season. The designer resorts to the preppy aesthetic, characteristic of the English countryside, and makes use of the codes attached to this but giving it a twist alluding to his style, reformulating conventional men's clothing, making it more appealing to today's consumer.
Sandringham is the name of this set of looks as well as one of the villages owned by the English royal family, with which Huarte also gives a nod to it, in particular to the Spencer film, finding inspiration in it for various aspects of his work. The varsity jackets, polos, or oxford shirts are essential to this style and are combined with more innovative garments such as shirts and long pants made of elastic fabric more typical of underwear than outerwear or with my personal favourites, bottoms that at first look like typical men's underpants, but when walking it is revealed as they are actually a skirt and that the ‘legs’ effect is generated by the cuts in the centre a very interesting twist to a garment.
In essence, a boring and without grace proposal is turned into a a refreshing and necessary garment for those who are not afraid to challenge the established. In different styles and including accessories such as moccasins, diamond socks, long scarves, and removable hoods, Huarte recovers elements from his childhood, turning this collection into a communion of who he was and who he is.