having looked at reinaldo lourenço‘s spring 2013 collection, i was amazed once again at his natural insight into fashion design. very contra-couture, but whether the collections he does convey essence of punk-conchita or futuristic-mariachi, he succeeds in communicating his concepts so deftly, which besides his sophisticated treatment of detailing, contain a clever use of color and fabric. the spring collection’s simplicity of styling and mediterranean-gelato look was inspired by yachting but veers from utilizing classical nautical motifs and still succeeds in having something sub-tropical-street-chic about it. to me his inventive and intelligent incorporation of nostalgia and trend into his collections will remain part of his signature look; always elegant, ever memorable and unequivocally effortless.