Dark Dressers: Eva al Desnudo
April 8, 2015
Eva al Desnudo is a fashion and street style photographer, photographing street style at London and Paris fashion weeks. Originally from Spain, Eva now lives in London.
What does a typical day in the life of Eva involve?
Depends on the day really, I love chaos in my life; I don’t like routine so I try to avoid it, and every day is different, I work everyday, some days I am shooting, some days editing, some days planning and organising… I love to research new brands, new styles, new artists… I also practice yoga, sometimes.
Which are your wardrobe staples and why?
I always wear a hat, I feel something is missing if I don’t wear it, usually wide brimmed hats and brands like Ruby & Prankstar for the leather one, Laird London or Reinhard Plank, I love unusual and unique designs. Also shoes are a distinctive part of my look, love platforms like my Y3 and J.W. Anderson ones. Apart from this, a main characteristic of my style is all black, layering and long coats and shirts. Sometimes I add a few details in white like a black turtleneck jumper with the MISBHV logo in white on the neck, I use quite a lot. I also love to combine a leather harness (my favs are from Zana Bayne) with wide jumpsuits or wide shirts.
What’s your favourite item in your closet?
I probably have more than one favourite… I have a black extremely wide culottes from Acne Studios I can’t stop wearing and my J.W. Anderson white leather platform brogues. Also a Rick Owens jumpsuit with cape (the world is different wearing a cape… lol) and my leather head piece designed by Ruby & Prankstar for last season Paris Fashion Week. I bought yesterday a long raincoat from Vetements with oversized sleeves that probably will be my one of my new fav garments.
How would you describe your personal style?
I don’t know how to describe my style in one word, I am inspired by Japanese style, layered and wide garments, I usually dress all in black, I use leather. The garments I use are minimalistic although all together creates a strong look that is hardly unnoticed. I don’t use patterns, usually monochrome pieces, although I like to play with textures and unusual cuts. Brands like Yohji Yamamoto, Rick Owens, Comme des Garçons, Acne Studios, Ann Demeulemeester or the recently discovered Vetements.
Where do you shop?
One of my favourites places to buy is Dover street market, I love the place itself and they have the best selection of the brands I like the most. Another area I like to go shopping is Red Church St in Shoreditch with shops like Hostem or 127 brick lane in the street with the same name. Also Acne studios, LNCC or Yohji Yamamoto.
Your style icons?
I find inspiration in multiple sources, from fashion icons like Michele Lamy and all the drama that involves her, love the excess in all her outfits, with chunky accessories with no limit; Lily Gatins and her Avant Garde style, her structured outfits, volumes and extreme shapes and the beautiful head pieces she is always wearing, the model Cate Underwood, the artist and photographer Tasya Van Ree and her effortless style, always with stunning hats with big crown and wide brim, most of them from the great hat maker Nick Fouquet. Also I find inspiration in some Japanese pages.
Two most important moments that influenced your style?
I moved to London four years ago so it is this moment the most influential in my personal style nowadays. I always loved black but is been in London when this style has been consolidated and developed until who I am and how I dress nowadays. London is one of the cities in the world where exists more freedom with regards to the style, everything is allowed here.
Another moment that influenced my style is when I met a special person here in London that has part of the responsibility of converting my hobby in my work, opening my mind but also highlighting the black as the colour that matches me the best and from whom it comes my obsession with hats.
Featured image and heels image by Michaela Tornaritis, portrait image by Cavcou Hywel Jenkins.