Through the Buyer's Lens
We had a heart to heart with Vasquiat's lead buyer about his favorite on-sale fashion picks, exclusive collections and the next season's trends. Discussing the joy of aesthetics and how investing in high-quality items can lift your mood, James shares his expertise.
VWhat are your favourite on-sale fashion picks?
JAMES A. Roege Hove Knit Bag Solid in Black M. After a long period during which many of us haven’t needed to carry a bag, transitioning to our old uniforms needs to be gradual. A. Roege Hove brings us a selection of versatile knitted bags. Carrying the comfortable, easy aesthetic we are all familiar with, these are perfect for grabbing a few groceries or keeping your essentials safe.
Carlota Cahis Mojto pants + Mojito Top. Carlotta Cahis’ playful yet sexy knitwear has been a bestseller this season. Bright colours and a versatile aesthetic means Carlotta Cahis has a wide range of applications. This set has the vibrancy you want for summer along with feeling comfortable, alluring and sexy.
Medina Swimwear Typhoon Two Piece Bikini Top in Orange. A cut that is having a resurgence is the sporty 80’s inspired two-piece. High-waisted and hip-bone-grazing, it's both sporty and sexy. Its leg-lengthening nature with an elongated, slimming shape makes this bikini one of the most flattering you’ll find.
VWhat’s on your holiday-essential checklist?
JMais x Frida Studio Earrings. These earrings have the power to lift a whole outfit. They are the perfect finishing touch to any holiday look whether it be day or evening attire.
Betolaza Pareo Juana. The sarong skirt is a versatile holiday essential. Wear it on the beach or for dressier occasions. Depending on how you style it, it can make an effortless, easy-going impression or polished statement.
Moy Atelier Sense of Sonder in Mandarins. With an aesthetic that's firmly rooted in the 70's gender-bending spirit, these oversized round-shaped sunglasses will elevate any look adding a retro glamour touch.
"These oversized round-shaped sunglasses will elevate any look adding a retro glamour touch."
VCan you tell us about the exclusive collections available at Vasquiat?
JOne of the best things about Vasquiat is the exclusive collections we co-create. We love collaborating with different designers, merging our visions to fabricate something wonderful and unique. We have recently collaborated with The Label Edition to design two summer styles, both equally as airy and light. We chose fabric featuring dainty florals and decided on the colours millennial pink and baby blue, both timeless, yet very now. We have also collaborated with The Platera for Vasquiat Home. We designed a set of six plates, which have been hand-painted each featuring a different vegetable. We wanted the plates to have a whimsical feel to them, complete when all together and equally aesthetically appealing when alone. Our most recent collaboration is with a brand specialising in hats, Romualda. We co-designed 3 different hats directly influenced by the beauty of animal print. They are statement-making and can be worn for a variety of occasions.
"We love collaborating with different designers, merging our visions to fabricate something wonderful and unique."
VWhat’s in store for the next season?
JThe edit for next season seeks to shine a light on the covetable and talented designers who are wilder and more innovative than ever. As we emerge from global lockdowns and another season of digital-only shows, the fashion industry’s energy is eager and more daring. Fashion’s enthusiasm has not been dampened by the pandemic, its mood is now more inclusive and louder than ever before. We have a selection of amazing female designers on our radar expressing female power with each of their collections. We now know more than ever that life is for living, enjoying and being creative and that’s what the next season’s trends are all about.