A collaboration in fashion can be a delicate thing. Yet there’s no delicacy in the partnership of Limatus Bespoke X Xitlalt, only strength. Here, we go inside the business–and the creativity–of what makes a synergistic creative partnership.
With the tailored silhouettes against an array of feminine touches, the Limatus Bespoke X Xitlalt (pronounced Zee La lee) collection showcases the most sought-after fabric mills in bespoke tailoring such as Loro Piana, Dormeuil, and Thomas Mason. Inspired by a woman’s take on menswear, this collection features a classic colorway and may be worn year-round for work or pleasure. “We wanted the collection to be an easy wear for all women, from the office to date night, any time of year. It’s a fusion of masculine and feminine. We have structured jackets paired with feminine touches like gold buttons and high-waisted wide-leg pants,” shared Nicole Abrego, lead stylist, and designer for Limatus Bespoke.
“I was honored that Limatus Bespoke came to me to design their first capsule collection,” shares Xitlalt Herrera. “Our collaboration is for the fearless woman that knows her strength comes from within, and these suits are like armor that can easily transition from day into night. We know we can conquer any obstacle that is in our way. Our superpower is being a woman, so I wanted menswear fabrics to accentuate our united feminine force. We are individuals who love a power suit because we are then suited for all life’s facets. I was inspired by both powerful women and men who wear suits beautifully, and most importantly, I loved showing my nieces that princesses also like to wear pants.”
“Partnering with Xitlalt is a natural for us. She represents the empowerment, passion, and fearlessness we love, and you can see those attributes in the clothing she has designed. Not only does she have phenomenal personal style, but Xitlalt also understands fashion and can convey the value of using textiles from high-end mills to an audience of women who might not be familiar with the bespoke process,” noted Limatus Bespoke’s Creative Director, Haley Rico.
Key pieces in the Limatus Bespoke X Xitlalt collection include a white Dormeuil-inspired tuxedo pantsuit, an oversize Loro Piana glen plaid jacket and vest, as well as trousers and a skirt. These pieces are paired with classic shirting and presented as interchangeable to showcase their versatility for all seasons.
The collaboration is the perfect blend of talents. Xitlalt Herrera has powerful professional roots. Founded in 2020, her company, X Level, Inc., is committed to growing talent and brands to the X Level by taking on a strategic approach. Led by Herrera, X Level, Inc. leads a team of diverse talents through three branches of the company. XL Agency scouts for actors, influencers, models, public speakers, and entertainers. X Creative focuses on Herrera’s consulting as a creative director, and their Happy Empowerment series is on YouTube. Her X Studio also focuses on production services…from wardrobe styling and headshots to commercial photoshoots and fashion show production. The goal is strategic and successful placement for the talent and clients. Follow her at @xitlalt and @xlevelinc.
Limatus Bespoke is an experience-based custom clothing company in San Antonio. Clients choose the fabric, fit, and design of their personalized clothing during private appointments. From suits and coats to pants and skirts, Limatus Bespoke designers and stylists work to help clients create perfectly tailored clothing that speaks to their personality. Book an appointment with their team and learn more at LimatusBespoke.com or follow them on @limatusbespoke.