When a metal sculptor focuses his talent on fashion and home accessories, you know they’re going to be incredible. While I was in Buenos Aires, I went back to Perez Sanz several times, just to gaze at the gorgeousness.
Julio Perez Sanz has been crafting his “sculptures” since 1966. He and his son, Luciano, make everything by hand in their Buenos Aires studio. The pieces range from elegant to whimsical, each item made with exquisite attention to detail.
I was fascinated by the tassels. Each one was a work of art. Imagine them as tie-backs for draperies, or simply looped around a banister.
The jewelry–semi-precious stones, and mother-of-pearl, in striking settings–wearable art.
I became obsessed with the belts, and I was not leaving there without one. (You didn’t really think I was going to keep going back there and then leave empty-handed, did you?)
First I choose the woven leather belt.
Next, a buckle, out of the treasure trove of drawers filled with gorgeousness.
The buckles have hooks on the back that fasten into the woven leather. This way, it’s easy to change buckles for different looks.
After much deliberation, I chose this belt and this buckle. The best kind of souvenir is one you can wear!