Embrace Breezy Southwest Fashion This Season

Layered knits and easygoing silhouettes heat up among desert sun rays and shadow play. For this spring men’s fashion story, photographer Annemarieke van Drimmelen and stylist Giovanni Dario Laudicina traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where they shot models Cherokee Jack and Sam Mallos at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, or “the Ranch of the Swallows.”

“New Mexico is a very special place in my heart,” says van Drimmelen, who has regularly visited the southwestern state since her father moved there about 12 years ago. “The light is absolutely phenomenal—the way it reflects on the earth. It brings this amazing warmth,” she says, noting that these qualities once drew artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe to the area.

When Laudicina first planned the styling, he says that he had a minimalist look in mind, but his final looks were inspired by the location. Desert breezes prompted his use of fluid fabrics, including a silk pale blue Giorgio Armani shirt or light blankets from Ralph Lauren Home and Hermès, while the ranch’s warm colors inspired a palette of beige and orange. Structured elements like a Dior Men jacket, Canali shirt or Celine by Hedi Slimane jeans balance out long knits and flowing tunics. —Natalia Barr

Minimalist, ankle-length knits carry an easy cool. Salvatore Ferragamo kaftan, $1,190, Ferragamo.com, Dinosaur Designs necklace, $1,050, DinosaurDesigns.com, Marc Deloche bracelet (worn as necklace), $150, Marc-Deloche.com, and Ralph Lauren Home blanket, $595, RalphLauren.com.

Art by Jasper Krabbé and Annemarieke van Drimmelen.

From left: Tod’s blazer, $1,495, Tods.com, Umit Benan B+ kaftan, price upon request, and pants, $1,040, UmitBenan.com, Herme`s long chain necklace, $5,650, Hermes.com; Liwan kaftan, $559, Liwan.Paris, and Goossens necklace, $1,117, Goossens-Paris.com.

Drop uptight styling for a casual take on layers. Dior Men jacket, $3,100, and pants, $1,200, Dior.com, Hermès mules, $760, Hermes.com, Liwan scarf, $181, Liwan.Paris, and Ralph Lauren Home check blanket, $695, RalphLauren.com.

Giorgio Armani shirt, $825, Armani​.com.

Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello jacket, $2,490, YSL.com, R13 jeans, $595, R13.com, Mizar & Alcor towels, $49–$51, MizarAndAlcor.com, Hermès bracelet, $3,300, and shoes, $760, Hermes.com.

A silk shirt and a patterned knit jacket offer new ways to seek seamless comfort. Giorgio Armani shirt, $825, Armani.com.

Relax in pieces that feel natural. Canali shirt, $380, Canali.com, Celine by Hedi Slimane jeans, $1,400, and necklace, $1,950, Celine.com.

Salvatore Ferragamo kaftan, Ralph Lauren Home blanket, Dinosaur Designs chain necklace and Marc Deloche leather bracelet (worn as necklace); Ralph Lauren Home blanket.

Mizar & Alcor towel, $51, MizarAndAlcor.com, Artemas Quibble belt, $1,094, Artemas-Quibble.com, Hermès bracelet, $3,300, Hermes.com, and Marc Deloche necklace (worn as necklace), $1,390, Marc-Deloche.com.

Art by Jasper Krabbe and Annemarieke van Drimmelen.

Throw on a knit cloak to turn up the heat. Charvet shirt, price upon request, Charvet.com, Umit Benan B+ pants, $1,040, UmitBenan.com, Hermès printed blanket, $4,650, and mules, $760, Hermes.com, Mizar & Alcor towel, $51, MizarAndAlcor.com, Goossens necklace, $1,117, Goossens-Paris.com, and Lizzie Fortunato belt, $240, LizzieFortunato.com.

Balenciaga coat, $3,150, and pants, $1,350, Balenciaga.com, Charvet shirt, $545, Charvet.com, Hermès mules, $760, Hermes.com, and Dinosaur Designs necklace, $1,050, DinosaurDesigns.com.

Long blankets or tunics loosen up any look. Dolce & Gabbana sweater, $1,695, DolceGabbana.com, Umit Benan B+ pants, $1,040, UmitBenan.com, Ralph Lauren Home check blanket, $695, RalphLauren.com, Mizar & Alcor striped towel, $51, MizarAndAlcor.com, Maison Margiela shoes, $1,113, MaisonMargiela.com, Cartier watch, $13,800, Cartier.com, and Dary’s vintage bracelet, price upon request, Darys-Bijouterie-Paris.fr.

Dolce & Gabbana sweater, Mizar & Alcor towel, $51, MizarAndAlcor.com, Cartier watch, $13,800, Cartier.com, Dary’s vintage bracelet (on right arm), price upon request, Darys-Bijouterie-Paris.fr, Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello bracelet, price upon request, YSL.com, and Marc Deloche cuff (on left arm), $790, Marc-Deloche.com.

Loro Piana hoodie, $1,795, LoroPiana.com, Umit Benan B+ kaftan, price upon request, and pants, $1,040, UmitBenan.com, Hermès bracelet, $3,300, and mules, $760, Hermes.com.

Zegna pants, $1,295, Zegna.com, stylist’s own vintage Haider Ackermann shirt.

Pull on denim or a sweater for a chill day. From left: Zegna pants, $1,295, Zegna.com, stylist’s own vintage Haider Ackermann shirt, Zegna pants, $1,490, Zegna.com, and Charvet slippers, $415, Charvet.com.

Zegna pants; Zegna pants and Charvet slippers.

Zegna pants, Ralph Lauren blanket, Hermès slippers and Goossens necklace. Models, Cherokee Jack and Sam Mallos at Ford Models; hair, Diego Da Silva; makeup, Sally Branka.

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