Lunar, the streetwear brand launched by Raul Lopez, recently expanded its portfolio with the introduction of Lunar BASICO. The new capsule pays homage to the founder's roots -- his grandmother's home in the Dominican Republic.
To kick off the launch of the new capsule, Lopez shot and styled a series of images in the town of Santiago -- the home of the founder's grandmother. The imagery features vibrant colors including pistachio green homes, electric blue doors, and pale yellow storefronts, and pays homage to the term "Buggarrones," which is slang for "pay-for-play studs." According to the brand, Buggarrones are individuals "who lingered on street corners finding cover in daytime shadows, not a drop of sweat beading over their brows."
Raul shot and styled the Buggarrones and showcased a range of hoodies, sweatpants, sweatshirts, and t-shirts in hues like oat, lavender, and navy.
Image Credit: @raulzepol
Streetwear Brand Luar Debuted the New Luar BASICO Series
1. Dominican-inspired Streetwear - There is an opportunity for other streetwear brands to explore and pay homage to different cultures through their designs.
2. Capsule Collections - Creating small collections like Lunar BASICO can create a sense of exclusivity and excitement for consumers.
3. Inclusive Sizing and Gender-neutral Clothing - By creating clothing that is more accommodating to different body types and does not conform to gender norms, brands can appeal to a wider audience and foster inclusivity.
1. Fashion - The fashion industry can harness cultural inspiration for clothing design and experiment with various inclusive clothing concepts.
2. Marketing and Advertising - Creative marketing and advertising strategies can be implemented to showcase brands using cultural references or showcasing inclusivity and diverse representation.
3. Travel and Tourism - The trend of exploring and paying tribute to different cultures can also apply to the travel industry, especially for niche groups seeking an authentic and immersive experience.