When fashion and streetwear is a topic of conversation, the cities that first spring to mind might be Milan, London, New York and Paris. Buenos Aires in fact would potentially be very low on the list – however, unbeknown to many, the Argentinian capital has a vast scene of it’s own that’s beginning to make a name for itself.
While several brands are part of this movement, one in particular stands out to us – DECRISCI. The label draws influence from all walks of life, particularly the social complexity of growing up in modern-day Latin America. Unlike other startup fashion brands, DECRISCI has clearly invested hours of time and effort into its products, which is clearly visible just by taking a look at the label’s Instagram account.
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DECRISCI are set to present their latest collection at BAFWEEK (Buenos Aires Fashion Week), the biannual festival held in the city. It’s the most important fashion event in Argentina and allows the creatives of the country to showcase their impressive designs to the masses, with mainstream media always present as part of the hunt for new talent.
While the brand’s runway shows are a spectacle in their own right, it would be a sin not to mention their impeccably shot and styled lookbooks. With the latest rendition set against a cold-concrete backdrop, it’s easy to grasp the mood intended just by flicking through the shots. The house utilises razor-sharp styling on mean-looking alternative models for an effortless contemporary mood.
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____ALTA HACKEADA AL 2020 GUACH / Amigos, volvemos a compartir la experiencia @bafweekoficial ✊🏻en #stories . LOOKBOOK SI QUIERO O SI TENGO? x @edudecrisci en colaboración con @basset.arg //// GRACIAS @pumaargentina 🔥 . 📷 @milimelzi x @pielstudio . #EduDeCrisci #DeCrisci #SiQuieroOSiTengo #Bafweek #BafweekOficial #BassetArg
Another of the Argentinian label’s lookbooks is given an athletic spin and styled on professional footballers. Football is a huge sport in Buenos Aires, playing a vital part in the lives of those that live in the city. The brand reflects this by collaborating with fellow Argentinian label BASSET to create bespoke kits that feature urban stylings and bold graphics that showcase DECRISCI graphics throughout.
We caught up with Edu de Crisci, the man behind the brand, and found out a little more about the label’s upcoming collection. He stated “age-old institutions still operate freely here, and try to make people conform. Those of us that don’t agree with it form our own groups, and try and combat this outdated system through creativity”. He also touches on how the collection is intended to be worn, telling us “we’re huge on layering at the moment, the whole collection can be fused together, with black and white tones mixed with vibrant colours”.
Edu is also very conceptual, telling us that “this resistance is about having bodies on the street, and lots of them. Think of DECRISCI as armour for these bodies, protection from the normality”.
With the next collection just around the corner, Edu and the rest of his team are hard at work making sure everything is ready for the show. He told us that they’re building heavily on the idea of functional sportswear, and are looking at creating clothes that change according to the needs of the consumer. DESCRICI’s 11th collection will be showcased at the upcoming BAFWEEK, and we’re certainly looking forward to seeing what they’ve got in store for us.