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Candela in the Wind

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Candela’s Gabriela Perezutti is a master multitasker. Having been raised on a ranch in Uruguay, Perezutti—a former model, as well as a mother of twins—not only designs her laid-back contemporary clothing range but also runs one of her family’s estancias, maintaining over eighty horses from five thousand miles away. The two aren’t completely disconnected—in fact, the former has a hand in inspiring the latter. Perezutti launched Candela (which means “light” in Spanish) in 2004, after seeing a gritty 1971 photograph of her mother riding a bucking bronco. The photo now hangs in Perezutti’s Soho studio, alongside other vintage family snapshots that serve as reminders of her gaucho roots—roots that have a notable influence on her collections. “I always do the [gaucho] reference, but not in an obvious way. I balance romantic, soft things with pieces that have a rustic edge to them, so the look isn’t too precious. Styling is important in that sense,” she said at a preview of her new Resort 2014 collection, which debuts here on Style.com. Continue Reading “Candela in the Wind” »