Travel Itinerary: SS2013
Departing From: Winter’s death grip on your wardrobe.
Tour Guide Info: Delfina Balda, the Argentine-born, New York-based designer behind the new South American-inspired clothing and jewelry label.
Inspiration Points: Buenos Aires (Balda’s childhood home) and the Amazon (where she recently confabbed with artisans and mystics to unearth accessories inspiration and raw materials).
Recommended Packing List: Silk tunics in fever dream-worthy florals and cool-as-can-be gray wide-leg pants. The Nena knit tank top (based on creations Balda’s mother used to make her as a child) and silk and linen Fuego dress (our personal favorite).
Prized Souvenirs: Necklaces strung with rain forest-sourced acai seeds, coffee beans, and handcrafted dried orange-peel bits. (Give them a whiff. They actually smell like citrus.)
Next Stop: A look that’s well traveled but always fresh.
It’s first-class fashion all the way.
Available at delfinabalda.com, $75-$495.
Photos: Courtesy of Delfina Balda