No one knows exactly how old Ana Gimeno Brugada is. A web sweep doesn’t give away her age either. One thing, however, is for certain: The Milan-based Spanish stylist-cum-fashion consultant takes her style seriously. Dressing better than most of the gents at Milan Men’s Fashion Week, this lady doesn’t let life’s digits dictate her taste.
A salt-and-pepper-haired mainstay on street style galleries lensed by top-notch snappers like Phil Oh and Tommy Ton, Brugada is certainly not the typical hey-look-at-me social media star. She’s a backstage person — a designer’s creative right-hand, merchandiser and stylist for loyal clients including Dries Van Noten and Brunello Cucinelli.
Dressing to impress no one but herself, Brugada’s eclectic androgynous taste is a fresh breath of air in this age of the athleisure track pants-obsessed (not that there’s anything wrong with track pants, they’re just superfluously everywhere). Maximalist and sophisticated, Brugada deftly tames the colours you’ve never regarded as tasteful, clashes odd details with out-there prints — yet, she’ll come out looking so impossibly, effortlessly chic.
“Even at my first job in Barcelona, the fashion designer was asking me how to dress,” the style luminary once said. “In high school, people always asked me to help them go shopping.” We’d be asking too if we were them.
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(Photo: Phil Oh)