The Cuban menswear brand, Cubavera, recently hosted a press dinner in New York City to preview its newest Resort 2018 collection and to celebrate evolution of the Cuban Shirt with the participation of a new artist. The event was held at Victor’s Café and featured a collaboration with celebrated Cuban guest artist Oscar Matienzo whose vibrant prints refresh the traditional Cuban linen shirt with new life.

Clayton Straker, Lorenzo Martone, Jacob BurtonThe dinner provided a special preview of the brand’s newest resort collection before it hits stores and online. Now that Cuba has been launched into the global eye and new economic growth, Cubavera is working with local artists to embody the changing and quickly modernizing spirit of the Cuban people, all while staying true to the colorful and rich history of the nation.

Anthony Stephens

Anthony Stephens

Cubavera’s signature look comes from the guayabera, the casual 4-pocket tropical linen shirt suitably elegant for formal occasions, while relaxed for everyday comfort and functionality. The guayabera is a sartorial symbol of Cuban ingenuity, a unique ability to resolve — to create wonderfully improvised solutions and make it look easy.

Cubavera Resort 2018 for HOMBRE Magazine 1Cuban artist Matienzo takes on the traditional Cuban guayabera shirt and gives it his personal update to emulate modern Cuban life. This curated collection of Cuban prints gives the world a taste of what it is like to be a native in such a vibrant country. His designs draw reference from old Cuban folklore, and the extroverted nature of the Cuban people themselves, evoking their essence in print form. Matienzo achieves this with a subtitle hand, enabling these Cubavera designs to be fully transitional from day to evening.

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