Fashion

OMAMenswear x IVO Menswear

IVO Menwear of El Salvador is making its way into the world of fashion.

I recently made contact with a line by the name of IVO (all caps) and its founder, Ivo Barraza. There was no hesitation as I fell in love with the clothing line and all it has to offer. Based in El Salvador and founded in 2011, its clothing speaks for itself with amazing detail, pops of color, and fantastic use of fluid design and graphics. IVO was kind enough to send me a sample of its popular rose-patterned cardigan and I think the pictures speak for themselves.

IVO's design here is flawless. The use of color in the rose print is great because it uses subtle pastel coloring to emphasize the subtle beauty of the flower. Its fluid lines and sort of abstract appearance really differentiate the floral print from most others you might find on similar pieces. The functionality of the cardigan is nice as well. Since it is a third piece, you can throw it over a simple palette, like an all-black outfit to really make a statement. If you're looking to really stay true to the spring design, I would pair it with white denim jeans and a nice lavender t-shirt underneath to complement to hints of lavender in the print.

I'm all about keeping things simple while staying true to my personal motto, "Make a Statement." The fact that IVO's collection is a statement itself is what made me fall in love with it. That's just one of the many reasons I'm excited to begin the OMAMenswear x IVO collaboration and bring its fashion from El Salvador to my home in San Francisco. Aren't you excited?! You should be!

Now, since this is just the beginning of a great relationship with the line, that means you benefit as well! Some great contests, giveaways, and collaborations are soon to come as I get the ball rolling with the IVO team. In the meantime, if you're curious to learn more, feel free to check them out on Twitter and Instagram. Their website (www.ivomenswear.com) is currently under construction, but as soon as its up and running, you'll be the first to know! Until then, remember to explore fashion and make a statement with your style.