'Royal Caballito' Revives Summer with Playful Prints

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Dec 1, 2013 • References: royalcaballito and coolhunting
Royal Caballito is a Madrid-based clothing label that produces local and playful prints to revive summer warmth. Diana Saldaña is the founder of the fashion label and is an international figure and art historian. She traveled the world and returned home only to fathom an idea for a clothing label that is embedded with playful prints.

The name means "royal little horse" evoking the idea of old-fashioned carousels in a dream-like world. There's nothing quite like memories of town fairs and Ferris wheels that romanticize summer so beautifully. These ideas are captured in the clothing, which are manufactured in Spain and feature patterns that pay homage to her artistic background. She combines different colors of the same pattern to create an abstract yet fluid look.

Images of Diana Saldaña in her studio courtesy of Laura Jiménez, lookbook photos by Jeronimo Álvarez and courtesy of Royal Caballito.