While I have a love-and-not-really-hate relationship with Peru, I have nothing but admiration and excitement for the New York based Peruvian designer Sergio Dávila. His Fall/Winter 2014 collection, titled Urban Canvas, offers “a blend of color, history and adventure.”

It’s so easy to have my mind travel to unknown rural lands when I see this Sergio Davila Fall/Winter 2014 collection. It’s free-spirited, hipster stylish, warm and cozy, and fun. Mr. Dávila drew inspiration from the “free spirits of nomadic tribes roaming rural Brazilian lands in caravans”. Images of Brazilian gypsies “dancing around a flickering fire to rhythmic clapping and chanting” translate to Urban Canvas’ hues of ruby red and emerald green.

The 18 looks focused on a specific silhouette, one that is derived from “Brazilian gypsy horsemen’s trousers and jackets.” While the loose-fitting shirts and jackets are fine, I especially adore the knit sweatpants and baby alpaca jacquard sweaters in browns and blues. Actually, the scarves and necklaces combo, as well as the hand necklace(?) are pretty rad, too. And is that ANTM Cycle 20 alum Chris Hernandez I’m spotting? (And why do I know this? *shaking my own head*).

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Photos by Jorge Anayaulloa

About the designer: Since launching his brand in 2004, Dávila has won awards and accolades in the United States and Peru. He was the winner of the Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award for Best Menswear Designer 2009, and in 2010, was nominated for Best Menswear Designer by the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation. The Sergio Dávila brand has three flagship stores in South America. In the United States, the brand is available exclusively at the New York flagship.

Thank you Jennifer from Company Agenda for providing me with the press release and photos to use. And for you readers, hope you’ll always have an excuse to dress up in knit sweatpants and travel to faraway gypsy lands :)

Have a good one, until next time,

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