Last summer I was in Barcelona and was on the look out for some cool spanish fashion designers. I first walked in to Ana Tichy’s shop and she suggested to also visit her friend’s label and gave me the direction. When I stood in front of the shop and read the label: COLMILLO DE MORSA, I knew that I already met the people behind this brand at the Capsule Show in Paris in 2013. What a small world, no? >> see more here <<
They showed the most beautiful spring/summer collection and I fell in love with the orange/salmon pieces. Everything is designed and handmade in Barcelona. I asked them some questions about the label and here is what they have to say:
Question: Colmillo de Morsa, how did you end up with this awesome and special name?
To find the name of the brand was quite spontaneous. We were reading a history book about ancient civilizations and we saw images of ornaments made of ivory of walrus tusks. We talked about how special it is that an ugly animal could have something so beautiful and we decided that Colmillo de Morsa (meaning Walrus Tusk) should be our name. Colmillo de Morsa, hides our first premise: the beauty has endless forms, as many as eyes that look at it.
Question: When and how was Colmillo de Morsa founded?
Colmillo de Morsa was born in Barcelona in late 2009. We come from fashion design and architecture and found an affinity between us and in our concept design. And we share the philosophy and way of work.
Question: If you have to describe your current fall/winter collection in 3 words, what would the 3 words be?
Probably it would be NATURE, QUALITY and SENSITIVITY.
Question: Where can we find your collection and where can people from outside spain shop your collection?
We have our own store in Barcelona, in Gracia district. In the same space we have the studio where we design, cut and sew most of the pieces. People who cometo shop really apreciate the things we do and know about our special pieces. We are selling also in different stores around Spain. (in Valencia, Zaragoza, Bilbao…) For people outside Spain we have the online store where we sell our collections directly and ship to almost everywhere.
I can highly recommend to have a look at their collection. >> http://colmillodemorsa.com << Some of the pieces are on SALE and there is already a sneak peek of the upcoming collection.
I found some nice pieces via polyvore and wanted to share them with you. some really nice cotton/linen shirts from MANGO MAN, really nice navy pants from RIVER ISLAND, casual NIKE sneakers and a very fancy green coat from LACOSTE. click on the titles to see more.
the great thing with these pieces is that you can wear them all together BUT also pair them with your (basic) wardrobe pieces. in my opinion every guy should have a navy pair of pants. such a great basic piece that can be worn with a white t-shirt for a rather casual look or with a dress shirt for a more elegant look. same goes with the white shirt, it can be worn with jeans for an everyday look or with some nice cotton pants for a more a more elegant look. the lacoste coat can be worn on top of a jeans/t-shirt look but also with a business outfit. and last but not least one can never have enough sneakers : ) so add some color to your outfits and wear green!
I was at SHOWROOM BASEL today and spotted this amazig fashion label.
So it was very obvious that I really could not leave the shop without buying anything out of their collection. What I liked most are the shirts. Very nice work on details.