In the Arctic with GALO BERTIN – Jökulsárlón, Iceland

Before I was traveling to Iceland, I didn’t have much of a clue what to think about the country. I knew that Iceland was located somewhere up north in between continental Europe and America. I also expected it to be very cold and windswept based on its isolated location not far from Greenland and the North Pole. However, it wasn’t until I started preparing for the trip and reading about the country, that I learned that Iceland has to offer some of the most breathtaking landscapes on the planet. Located right on the tip of the Arctic Circle, it is home to Europe’s largest glacier, the Vatnajökull icecap. Besides all the other natural wonders, which I will present in further publications, Vatnajökull is one of the most impressive sites to visit. With a total of size of 18 km2 (6.9 sq mi) and record depths of 200 meters, it covers more than 8 % of the entire island.

A natural formed outcome of that glacier and the result of warming climate (sadly!) is the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Huge blocks of ice constantly break off the glacier and form into icebergs that float into the lagoon where they melt down and break off into small ice blocks. You can take boat tours around the lake or just walk on the black beaches to witness this breathtaking ecological phenomenon. Every day, the ice blocks change their size and form due to the movements and sunlight. It’s an amazing place to take pictures because the photographic possibilities are limitless.

For my photo story in this spectacular scenery of blue and white colors, I adapted to the background with a complete outfit by Mexican menswear designer GALO BERTIN with pieces from the current Fall/Winter 2016 collection. The core piece is my absolute favorite WHITE NEON BIKER JACKET, made of 100 % neoprene that I complemented with white dress pants and a gray sweater. Everything from this look is NOX, an urban-inspired collection, designed to enjoy the pure moment of life. As a contrast to your daily routine, it’s meant to have you focused on yourself, celebrating who and what you are today, in this very moment.

GALO BERTIN was formed in 2010 as a tailoring brand that offers authenticity through its garments, influenced by international trends, and highlighted through unique details. Since the launch of the brand, GALO BERTIN has presented his collections in numerous platforms such as Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Mexico, Fashion Week Dominican Republic, Google Fashion, and Intermoda among others. This Mexican designer combines classic menswear with modern details and creates fresh and stylish looks for casual and elegant occasions.

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