Luxury Italian menswear brand Canali has partnered with Dairo Vargas for this year's Art in Mayfair, opening its New Bond Street store doors (and windows!) to the captivating Colombian-born artist.
Inside the Canali boutique, you’ll find a selection of works by this contemporary fine artist who draws influence from the Renaissance and Baroque periods to cast a connection with our behaviour and psychology in the modern world.
Vargas’s vibrant work contrasts yet beautifully compliments the fine tailoring of the Canali brand, both partners share the same appreciation for elegance and contemporary style, care for materials, shapes, and a passion for Italian tradition. Innvoation and sustainability, contrasts and dynamism are central to both partners; the search for inner and not only outer beauty.
An evocative installation across the windows of New Bond Street, is the first step that leads the visitor in an immersive journey to the discovery of the five works set up inside. By choosing to collaborate with the artist, Canali explores new horizons of communication between cultural tradition and craftsmanship, fashion and art.
ABOUT DAIRO VARGAS
Colombian by birth, Dairo Vargas is a contemporary fine artist who draws influence from the Renaissance and Baroque periods to cast a connection with our behaviour in modern society. His abstract work references the old masters while simultaneously conveying differing psychological states. Vargas is interested in the representation of external responses from internal experience and vice versa. Each image gives access to subconscious memories and emotions. The paintings appear to be either in stillness or movement and the fluid brush strokes invite the viewer to reflect on personal memory and encourage introspection. The work aims to capture the thinking process. Vargas uses gestural free association to represent the mind at the point it connects to a higher energy, releasing unlimited thoughts and emotions.
Since 1934, Canali has been promoting the excellence of Made in Italy through its artisanal know-how, creating sartorial menswear masterpieces of exceptional wearability and comfort, blending culture and history with style and elegance. The Canali Tailoring Principle uses innovation to achieve aesthetic perfection and functionality, continuously renewing its styles with a meticulous attention to detail and the use of premium fabrics. For a truly personalized experience, Canali offers and MTM service, which combines the expertise of Made to Measure specialists and the artistry of master tailors to create exclusive suits, jackets, trousers and shirts from the finest materials that reflect the wearer's personality, all handcrafted in Italy. A family-run company now in its third generation, Canali is a modern-day design and manufacturing group with its own 5 production centers all located in Italy and more than 1400 employees worldwide. In addition to its 190 boutiques, a number that continues to grow, the brand can also be found in over 1000 retail stores in more than 100 countries across the globe.
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