Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Designer Profile: Blackmamba

Photo: Courtesy Blackmamba

From their base inside a hidden Palermo showroom, the designers behind Blackmamba have created a highly versatile collection built around the one classic material no woman can live without-leather. Although the leather jackets are the highlights of this up and coming label, the rest of the collection also stands out. Imagine comfy printed cotton tees, wide leg pants, and maxi skirts with sexy yet subtle slits and draping. Head designer Bianca’s attention to detail is noticeable in every single piece, from the lightness and luxury of the imported fabrics to the finishes on each garment. The look is young and fun, yet maintains a unique level of sophistication.

Neutral colors such as tan, white, and military green predominate the collection, but you will also find checkered shirts and shorts and the oh so classic striped blouse. Additionally, the showroom is dotted with two super stylish bucket bags and several pairs of eye-catching shoes. Each pair is simple enough to combine with the outfit of your choice, but interesting enough to warrant a second look.
While I absolutely loved almost every single piece, the short suede dress accented with buckles covering an open back really stole my heart. It’s sensual yet classy, compelling yet totally wearable. Let’s just say I couldn’t resist an impulse purchase.

Utilizing her extensive background experience at Argentine mega-brands Maria Cher and Chocolate, Bianca knew she was destined to design her own label. In just 9 months, she has already presented her winter collection at Buenos Aires Fashion Week and appeared in major fashion magazines including the indie favorite Catalogue and online style guide Segui la Moda. Now that’s what I call an overnight success.

If the first two collections are any indication, this brand is going somewhere. Keep your eye out for Blackmamba’s brand new boutique opening in March 2013. In the meantime, pop in to the showroom for a quiet afternoon of shopping. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

Your BAShopGirl
Check out Blackmamba at Thames 2110 1D

Photo: Courtesy Blackmamba
Photo: Courtesy Blackmamba
Photo: Courtesy Blackmamba

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