Even though it is October, it still feels like summer outside. You may be growing tired of your wardrobe… wondering how to give it a little pick-me-up to transition you through these last few warm-weather months. Tangram is here to breathe new air into your armoire! Tangram is a refreshing line founded by fashion designer Paola Sinisterra and architect and graphic designer Ignacio Garcia. Originally from Columbia, Paola made a few-year stop in Barcelona before relocating to Hong Kong. We can all be thankful that life led her here where we can now find comfort in the Tangram collection.
When I look at the collection, I begin to smile. The sumptuous raspberry shade immediately elevates your mood, while the silken grays and creamy blush pink shades remind that you can still be a chic city-dweller. The pieces are all about comfort and the fits are loose and forgiving. Little cutout notches on the sleeves and in the back allow for movement and add a bit of character. There are surplus soft, silky tops and a few shorts-rompers that would be great for both day to day errands and the evening dinner date. I see these pieces creeping into your suitcase, as you can wear them in any city. Not only will the pieces mix and match on a whim, but they will blend seamlessly into any major metropolitan city leaving you looking like a sophisticated local. Just don’t speak or your true identity will be revealed!
The jewelry was an additional treat – and I use the word “treat” intentionally. The big baubles harken like gumballs dangling on a bright ribbon – adding a wonderfully childlike whimsy to the collection. Sections of scrunched silk give way to oversize candy-colored orbs, tiered in quirky layered rows. Looking at home over a solid neutral top or a wildly printed dress, these ornaments become the perfect gift choice for a friend or relative who loves having that unique, attention-grabbing piece.
The real standout for me was the pink and orange floral pattern that adorned several of the dresses. Florals were all over the Spring/Summer 2012 runways and the Tangram garments are an easy, uncomplicated way to incorporate the trend – ensuring that you always get it right. Even the designer herself was wearing this print and I must say that she simply glowed! It could have been the excitement of showcasing her hard work to the public, but I prefer to think that it was the magic of the Tangram collection itself.
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Photo credits: Top photo is courtesy of Tagram. All other photos are by Sabrina Sikora Photography.