Friday, 15 August 2014
Look of the Week
When, several weeks ago I came across the work of Mario Gomez online, I was really keen to feature his illustrations on The Rakish Gent. I am thrilled to finally be able to share his amazing work with you. All of Mario's illustrated men have deer antlers which adds a whimsical and I think rather cool feature to the hipsters and intellectual types that he draws. Based in Madrid, Misterabsurdo is the alter ego of Mr Mario Gomez whose talents stretch from illustration and painting to photography. With such a distinctive feature in his designs, it is obvious to me that Mario is an illustrator to watch.
With V Festival this weekend, and Reading and Leeds just weeks ago, this weeks look is without a doubt the most stylish dandy in the mud. The Dries Van Noten full length floral trench is a standout piece that is currently on sale at The Corner. With such an overwhelming print it is best to keep everything else simple and this weeks look, styled by me is a case in point. A longer length Topman T shirt and denim shorts from River Island are affordable and comfortable festival wear and of course, a pair of Hunter boots from Mr Porter are pretty much essential when attending a music festival in the UK.
A massive thanks to Mario for his incredible illustration, which is one of my favorite ones that have been featured on this site. You can find out more about Misterabsurdo on his website as well as by following on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.