We always look forward to Candela designer Gabriela Perezutti's collections for their feminine wearability. This season we definitely got that, as well as a very strong nautical theme, that fortunately manifested in a much more interesting way than just anchors and stripes.
Elegant eveningwear that was still loose an unrestrictive enough to feel summery made up the front of the presentation. We particularly loved a black silk off-the-shoulder romper. The rest of the presentation was made up primarily of daytime-appropriate dresses with lots of eyelet, lace, and colorful embroidery.
"I wanted to do [nautical] in a different way," she told me as we circled around the rope-filled presentation. "I wanted to do, like, a woman becoming closer and closer to nature, which is why I put the more elaborate looks in the front. My husband is a sailor and whenever I go sailing with him, I realize what I like about it is that when you're out on the water, all your problems stay on land."
We may not have a sailing trip planned anytime soon, but we're pretty sure Perezutti's easy, romantic clothes and covetable footwear (especially those awesome pointy-toed flats) would give us that same feeling.