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How To Wear Tropical Prints (1)

Photography by Andrea Monica Hug. Editing by Moritz Lips.

A couple of weeks ago I was asked by Zalando if I'd style two looks with the same item for their How To Wear series. Speaking for Switzerland, men wearing tropical / floral prints is still a rare sight out on the streets. That is exactly why I chose to show you two ways of wearing a tropical printed shirt, starting off with the first, more dapper look: A light, summery blazer with a pair of chic trousers and in combination with this shirt is the perfect outfit for an elegant garden party on a warm Sunday afternoon. Keeping the shoes and accessories in a light brown also makes it less formal. I will post the photos from the second styling on Monday! Until then have a great weekend! :)

Check out the full feature on Zalando's website.

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Initially Andrea and I were more focused on adventure and discovery, maybe even luxurious tourist as our theme for the shooting (also because of the second look, which I will reveal on Monday). At the end I wanted it to look something like the current Louis Vuitton travel campaign so our goal was it to get some giraffes in our backdrop. There is only one small problem: where the heck do we get giraffes from in Switzerland? We took the car, drove up to Knies Kinderzoo and asked the zoo director himself if I could step into the compound for only two minutes to take our picture. He then told us that it was way too dangerous as one kick of a giraffe could kill me (I'd probably do anything for a good picture, even get kicked by a giraffe), but he offered us to step on the terrace while he lured our long-necked friends to the terrace. As you can see in the picture below it didn't end up looking like the Louis Vuitton travel campaign, but it was all in all a fun experience and Andrea shot some beautiful pictures of those fascinating animals! Maybe one day - who knows - I too shall be sent out to the African wilderness to shoot with giraffes, lions and what not! Crossing my fingers ;)


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