There are brands that sell clothing and brands that, from it, manage to shape an entire lifestyle. It is the case of Mistral and the best part is that he never intended to. Created in 1972 by Ernstfried Prade, the Swiss firm was synonymous with windsurfing Before they became fashionable, however, his garments made of technical fabrics and vibrant colors soon jumped out of the nautical sphere to dress a new urban generation, fascinated by aesthetics. preppy and the hip hop culture of the eighties and nineties. It was such recognizable clothing that they even began to refer to the brand when they needed to define or explain a very specific aesthetic, something “Mistral-esque”.
It is also no coincidence that Lefties, which in recent years has grown into a powerful creative community—its new tagline, Lefties Lifestyle, more than fashion (Lefties Lifestyle, more than fashion) perfectly sums up both his career and his future—, join again with the Swiss house to configure one of the most desired and vital collaborations of the summer: MistralxLefties Woman, Man & Kids Collection, a proposal that delves into the Mistral archives to capture (and reinvent) the carefree surfer lifestyle that he has always defended.
Betting on logomania and vitalist color blocks, the garments of the collection mistralxlefties clean out the closet coconut girl that generation Z began to dream the past summers in TikTok. As Carrera Kurnik, head of cultural strategy at Fashion Snoops, summed up in a report from Nylon: “This aesthetic draws heavily from Y2K nostalgia and is a flirty mix of maximalist pastels and youthful innocence. Compared to more dystopian aesthetics like punk, the e girlor the grunge fairy, the coconut girl she is carefree, naive and optimistic.” In other words, it would be a revision of Marisa Cooper’s coastal wardrobe in The OC or the one with the mermaid friends of H20 that the teenagers of the 90s liked so much.
But MistralxLefties Woman, Man & Kids Collection goes one step further: it recovers the surfer aesthetic of the nineties, freeing it from the clichés and the obvious —Hawaiian shirts, hibiscus flowers or shell necklaces… Because there are things that are better left behind—, to turn it into a one of the most refreshing and energetic trends of summer. A selection of garments where sporty cuts, logomania and comfort rule, capable of once again jumping the closed season on the beach to conquer the asphalt.
Because it’s time to claim the power of a good basic, short sleeve t-shirts they are the star piece of the feminine line. The loose patterns of the 90s rule, tinged with a hint of nostalgia and a retro spirit: blue, yellow, pink or orange, they make up a color palette with the ability to evoke the Malibu and Santa Monica sunsets. The Mistral logo, in different colors and shapes, transforms these basics into authentic collector’s items.
In the surf closet of MistralxLefties Woman there is no lack of jean shorts. The mom shortsWith a high waist and a hem to play with the length, they are postulated to become the most comfortable and flattering garment of the season. Much more daring, the firm also recovers belted jeans. A design from the 2000s, with a low hip and frayed leg, which began to be seen timidly on the catwalk, endorsed by Chanel or Blumarine. It would be Rosalía, with her video clip get rid of, the culprit of taking it to virality and synonymous with those unprejudiced summers that we all dream of. You can add more risk, wearing it unbuttoned, another gesture that generation Z has made fashionable to show that they are even capable of circumventing gravity.
in one more line athleisure, the collection is completed with monochrome sports outfits and cotton sweatshirts, ideal for those summers in the north when it is always cool. There is also no shortage of strappy dresses, long cut and striped print, as simple as it is stunning. Lefties has configured the perfect ally to go from home to the pool, from the beach to the beach bar.
The hats bucketin denim or tie-dye, and flip flops with a bit of a platform complete the outfit. looks of this new surfer girl. MistralxLefties Woman, Man & Kids Collection also vindicates the technical silhouette of the sunglasses, with frames of windsurfing in acid colors and mirror glass. Because when it comes to glasses, let’s face it, we were short of new points of view.
Get on the wave ‘surfer’
The Lefties new collaboration, as usual in the firm, also contains a men’s line and a children’s line. The men’s proposals connect with the sportier legacy of Mistral. Its founder, Ernstfried Prade, was the architect of the first shortboard, a high-performance professional board and sail with bright colors, which would lead to the creation of the Mistral World Cup, a team full of professional stars like Robby Naish. This collection may not include Olympic tables —at least, for now—, but it does delve into the closet of those athletes, turned into local heroes.
The swimsuits in acid colors and long content are the central axis of a very graphic proposal, bathed in the Mistral logo and geometric prints. It is completed with t-shirts, cut oversized or wide straps, also ideal to wear with jean shorts in classic tones such as indigo or white. On the head, bucket hats and discreet visors; on the feet, snorkeling shoes and multicolored strap sandals. In summary, a proposal that serves both to catch the big wave and to walk around the city.
How could it be otherwise, fun and optimism define the children’s proposal of MistralxLefties Woman, Man & Kids Collection: a collection of t-shirts, shorts, shorts and swimsuits, dyed in bright colors and summery prints. To combine with flip flops, sneakers and, why not, with ourselves.
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