bright young things in buenos aires, straight up
Welcome to Buenos Aires. We'll show you around.
Alien Zoe, 24, stylist & art director
Who's giving you hope for the future of fashion? A new brand called TRNS. They make clothes that encompass every single gender identity using "plurigender" as a main concept and avoiding the idea of "unisex" that only includes two gender possibilities. We live in a very sexist society here in Argentina and I believe our generation is responsible to change that. Walk us through the perfect Friday night in Buenos Aires, from dusk till dawn. We'd start by having the best lomito's in town at Varela Varelita, a classic coffee bar in the heart of Palermo Soho. It's a classic. Then we'd go to Arcade Club Social, it's full of vintage arcade games. After that we'd go to the best party in the city, CALOR. It's hosted by I NEED SPONSORS, a label that represents most of the coolest artists of Buenos Aires. At 6AM, when the party is over, we'd go have coffee and medialunas with ham and cheese at some coffee bar near the club. @ailenzoe
Lule Romera, 30, adventurist & philosopher
Who's giving you hope for the future of fashion? I'm the hope. I'm planning to start my own fanny-pack brand. Tell us an artist from Argentina we should be paying attention to. @fichuisgod, @elveci and @corbetahalcon. Walk us through the perfect Friday night in Argentina, from dusk till dawn. The perfect Friday night involves my friends, alcohol, marijuana, tagging, bowling, perreo (twerking) and then breakfast with my dogs. @luleromera
Camilo Albanez, 28, designer & stylist
Who's giving you hope for the future of fashion? My friends Gabo, a hairstylist, and Diego, a photographer. When they work together they like to mix the feminine with the masculine which I love. Also, the clothing brand Vanesa Krongold, they do really great prints. Tell us an artist from Buenos Aires we should be paying attention to. One of my friends, Cami Marconi, she is an art director. I love her obsession with colour, particularly green. Her house is almost always the set for her work. @camiloalbanez
Alexis Ipi Ayala, 24, model, musician & skater
Who's giving you hope for the future of fashion? Clothing brands that are doing cool stuff like Revolver, Suicidal Tred, Portland and Drôle. They're all nice people and good friends of mine! Tell us an artist from Argentina we should be paying attention to. If you haven't already, you should check out the work from Falu Carolei, awesome stuff. Also my friend Mateo Barbuzzi does some really cool photography and zines. @ipiayala
Ines Efron, 33, actress
Tell us an artist from Argentina we should be paying attention to. Santiago Orti and Flavia Da Rin. Walk us through the perfect Friday night in Buenos Aires, from dusk till dawn. You'd start in Corrientes Avenue and visit every traditional pizza shop, and you just have to eat one portion from each place — ask for traditional muzzarela and faina. Guerrin, Banchero and Las Cuartetas are my favourite joints. After that, you'd take the metro to Medrano Station and go to Las Orquideas, a traditional bar in Almagro. It's open all night, so grab coffee or a cheap whisky. Almagro is full of independent theatres, so you can go watch a play in a nice theatre like Espacio Callejon, Becket or El Camarin de Las Musas. @inesefron
Santiago, 20, film student
Who's giving you hope for the future of fashion? Supermercado, its a unisex-DIY street-wear brand by Alejandro Bartolome and Gonzalo Minuto. I really like what they do. Tell us an artist from Argentina we should be paying attention to. Diseñoras, is an art and design collective from La Plata. They work with internet slang using memes and LGBTQ codes while also drawing references from mainstream culture. I find it easy to identify with their work. Walk us through the perfect Friday night in Argentina, from dusk till dawn. I'd go to an art exhibition with my friends and we'd try to drink as much free wine as we can. Then, we'd go to someone's place and dance to a YouTube DJ-set while getting ready for the night and looking on Facebook for some event. We'd go to a big party, have fun till we get tired and then I'd go back home and lay in bed watching my friends Instagram stories from the whole night till I fall asleep.
Photography Lula Cucchiara