The worlds of yachting and fashion, love to meet at the dock. Not surprisingly, marina piers are reminiscent of fashion week runways, and from this association Gaastra probably took its cue to present its spring-summer 2015 sportswear collection in the magnificent scenic space of Piazza San Pietro in Porto Venere. A unique setting, which for the first time hosts a fashion show just a few steps from the sea and boats moored at the dock. Gaastra has sailing in its blood: founded as a sailmaker in 1897 only since 1996 has expanded its market with the launch of several lines of nautically inspired “pret à porter” clothing. The latest collection bears witness to this ancient connection with the use of typical zigzag stitching. taken up by the seams made on the sails.
GAASTRA AND THE WORLD OF RACING
Over the years Gaastra has been an official partner in internationally renowned regattas, most notably, between 2009 and 2014: Les Voiles de Saint Tropez, Les Voiles de Saint Barth, Les Voliles d’Antibes, Palma Vela, Copa del Rey and sponsors of professional sailing teams such as Azure (Yacht Club Costa Smeralda), Quantum Racing Team (2014 TP52 class world champion) and by. Team Brunel, the Dutch boat that will participate in the “Volvo Ocean Race” 2014/2015.
THE FIVE SPRING-SUMMER 2015 COLLECTIONS
TP52 SUPERSERIES is a collection inspired by the technological world circuit of the Trans Pacific 52-footers, the true formula one of the sea that expresses the ultimate in technology and races in the most famous seaside locations around the globe.
PALMA VELA is a collection inspired by the famous regatta that takes place every year in the Balearic Islands in the waters of Palma de Mallorca (this year it took place from April 30 to May 3), sponsored by the Spanish royal family and organized by the Real Club Nautico de Palma de Mallorca.
MARIQUITA is a special collection, inspired by the only 19-meter international tonnage sailing today; in fact, Mariquita is the only one of the 6 auric ketches, built in 1923 by William Fife that, restored and maintained, shows its extraordinary beauty in the most important sailing events. The boat, sponsored by Gaastra, inspires all Breton collections.
LES VOILES D’ANTIBES is a collection that takes its cue from one of the most distinguished stages of the Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge vintage boat circuit. It is raced every year in the famous Côte d’Azur resort, attracting thousands of fans who flock to see the most beautiful queens of the sea, true seafaring history of the world’s seafaring.
GAASTRA W3 (dabliu cube) is a collection designed in Italy, featuring a design that reproduces a “telemetry camouflage,” inspired by World War II military ships. The triple “W” in the name, stands for: waterproof, windproof, waveproof and indicates the peculiarity of the garments. A collection that follows the “camouflage” fashion but with a nautical inspiration.
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