Embrace Breezy Southwest Fashion This Season

Layered knits and relaxed silhouettes warm up among the rays of the desert sun and the play of shadows. For this spring menswear story, photographer Annemarieke van Drimmelen and stylist Giovanni Dario Laudicina traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where they photographed Cherokee models Jack and Sam Mallos at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, or “the Ranch of the Swallows”.

“New Mexico is a very special place in my heart,” says van Drimmelen, who has visited the southwestern state regularly since his father moved there about 12 years ago. “The light is absolutely phenomenal, the way it reflects on the earth. It brings this incredible warmth,” she says, noting that these qualities once drew artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe to the area.

When Laudicina first planned the style, he said he had a minimalist look in mind, but his final looks were inspired by the location. Desert breezes prompted him to use flowing fabrics, including a pale blue silk shirt from Giorgio Armani or lightweight blankets from Ralph Lauren Home and Hermès, while warm ranch colors inspired a palette of beige and beige. orange. Structured elements such as a Dior Men jacket, a Canali shirt or Celine jeans by Hedi Slimane balance long knits and flowing tunics. —Natalia Barr

Minimalist ankle-length knits bring effortless cool. Salvatore Ferragamo caftan, $1,190, Ferragamo.com, Dinosaur Designs necklace, $1,050, DinosaurDesigns.com, Marc Deloche bracelet (worn as a necklace), $150, Marc-Deloche.com and Ralph Lauren Home blanket, $595, RalphLauren.com.

Art by Jasper Krabbé and Annemarieke van Drimmelen.

Left to right: Tod blazer, $1,495, Tods.com, Umit Benan B+ kaftan, price on request, and pants, $1,040, UmitBenan.com, Herme long chain necklace, $5,650, Hermes.com; Liwan caftan, $559, Liwan.Paris, and Goossens necklace, $1,117, Goossens-Paris.com.

Ditch the tight style for a relaxed approach to layers. Dior Men jacket, $3,100, and pants, $1,200, Dior.com, Hermès mules, $760, Hermes.com, Liwan scarf, $181, Liwan.Paris, and Ralph Lauren Home plaid blanket, $695, RalphLauren.com.

Giorgio Armani shirt, $825, Armani​.com.

Saint Laurent jacket by Anthony Vaccarello, $2,490, YSL.com, R13 jeans, $595, R13.com, Mizar & Alcor towels, $49 to $51, MizarAndAlcor.com, Hermès bracelet, $3,300 and shoes, 760 $, Hermes.com.

A silk shirt and a patterned knit jacket offer new ways to seek out seamless comfort. Giorgio Armani shirt, $825, Armani.com.

Relax in rooms that feel natural. Canali shirt, $380, Canali.com, Celine by Hedi Slimane jeans, $1,400 and necklace, $1,950, Celine.com.

Salvatore Ferragamo kaftan, Ralph Lauren Home blanket, Dinosaur Designs chain necklace and Marc Deloche leather bracelet (worn as a necklace); Ralph Lauren Home cover.

Mizar & Alcor towel, $51, MizarAndAlcor.com, Artemas Quibble belt, $1,094, Artemas-Quibble.com, Hermès bracelet, $3,300, Hermes.com, and Marc Deloche necklace (worn as a necklace), $1,390 , Marc-Deloche.com.

Art by Jasper Krabbe and Annemarieke van Drimmelen.

Put on a knit cape to increase the warmth. Charvet shirt, price on request, Charvet.com, Umit Benan B+ pants, $1,040, UmitBenan.com, Hermès printed blanket, $4,650, and mules, $760, Hermes.com, Mizar & Alcor briefcase, $51, MizarAndAlcor.com, Goossens necklace, $1,117, Goossens-Paris.com, and Lizzie Fortunato belt, $240, LizzieFortunato.com.

Balenciaga coat, $3,150, and pants, $1,350, Balenciaga.com, Charvet shirt, $545, Charvet.com, Hermès mules, $760, Hermes.com, and Dinosaur Designs necklace, $1,050, DinosaurDesigns.com .

Long blankets or tunics relax any look. Dolce & Gabbana sweater, $1,695, DolceGabbana.com, Umit Benan B+ pants, $1,040, UmitBenan.com, Ralph Lauren Home plaid blanket, $695, RalphLauren.com, Mizar & Alcor striped towel, $51, MizarAndAlcor.com, Maison Margiela shoes, $1,113, MaisonMargiela.com, Cartier watch, $13,800, Cartier.com, and Dary’s vintage bracelet, price on request, Darys-Bijouterie-Paris.fr.

Dolce & Gabbana sweater, Mizar & Alcor towel, $51, MizarAndAlcor.com, Cartier watch, $13,800, Cartier.com, Dary vintage bracelet (on the right arm), price on request, Darys-Bijouterie-Paris.fr, Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello bracelet, price on request, YSL.com, and Marc Deloche cuff (on the left arm), $790, Marc-Deloche.com.

Loro Piana hoodie, $1,795, LoroPiana.com, Umit Benan B+ caftan, price on request, and pants, $1,040, UmitBenan.com, Hermès bracelet, $3,300, and mules, $760, Hermes.com .

Zegna pants, $1,295, Zegna.com, designer’s vintage Haider Ackermann shirt.

Slip on jeans or a sweater for a day of relaxation. Left to right: Zegna pants, $1,295, Zegna.com, designer Haider Ackermann vintage shirt, Zegna pants, $1,490, Zegna.com, and Charvet slippers, $415, Charvet.com.

Zegna pants; Zegna pants and Charvet slippers.

Zegna pants, Ralph Lauren blanket, Hermès slippers and Goossens necklace. Models, Cherokee Jack and Sam Mallos at Ford Models; hair, Diego Da Silva; makeup, Sally Branka.

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