Thursday, March 31, 2011

Vilebrequin for the Yap Men.

Dear Yap Men,

When I learned that you are going to South Africa soon, I suddenly worried about what you were going to bring in your luggage. I mean, aside from your toiletries and shoes.

You guys are always and forever wearing suits and a fancy tie to work and I am not sure if you are prepared to what's in store in South Africa.

Ok, I admit, I have never been...and yes, maybe I am a bit bitter about that fact but still, because you adopted me into your family, I have a right to make you fashionable even when lions are contemplating on eating you guys.

So, here's the deal. I researched on what's to do in SA and I couldn't believe the beautiful beaches they have there! I suggest that if you go to one, because I think you should.

So I want you to wear fashionable swim clothes by Vilebrequin.

Land of magic… Land of contrast… Africa is a world full of emotions, high in colors, with primitive sensations for a return to the source, to our ancestral roots. The one that reminds us that Africa is the cradle of humanity.

A safari ticket, towards a fascinating and enchanting land. An initiatory journey towards the discovery of wild animals: elephants, giraffes, and Numidia guineas.

Crossing the savanna landscape with its majestic scenery, flowery baobabs…

Then make a stop to the large beaches of thin sand full of sea lions and shells or navigate in the trail of whales.

Meet a woman from the famous Ndebele village known for its pictorial art or share the hospitality of a Bambara hut while contemplating the sunset.

A trip for the amateurs of the wild, big spaces and adventures. The dream of a total change of scenery.

Southern Africa... This season Vilebrequin takes us into the thick of a thrilling safari. Amidst bird calls you see landscapes saturated with a rich palette of endless colors and lights that range from the paleness of dawn over the still savanna to the incandescence of the sun setting on the Okavongo Delta. It is a journey ripe with sensations.

Vilebrequin has designed next summer's swimsuits:
Cape Town’s Fur Seals, the elephants of the Namib Desert, giraffes from the Tanzanian plains, majestic hundred year old baobab trees, and of course, the Namibian guinea fowl.

Around the bend of a trail we head for the villages of Ndebele, famed for their pictorial art, to hear even more legends whispered around a campfire. We gather inspiration not only from the wall paintings that decorate their huts which only woman are allowed to create, but also from their pagnes, a textile crafted from “wax” fabric which dates to the arrival of the first Europeans in western Africa.

Vilebrequin: a collection designed like a voyage of discovery through the African bush...

Think about it.



In the Philippines, VILEBREQUIN is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) and is located at Greenbelt 5 and Rustan’s Makati.

1 comment:

Tracy said...



And here I thought that French/European men exclusively only wore Speedos!