inside zelmira frers closet

This Argentinian Architect Just Proved You Don’t Need a Designer-Filled Wardrobe to Have Good Style

Inside Zelmira Frers’ terracotta-pink 19th century home and vintage-filled closet. Buenos Aires.

By: Noah Lehava
Styling: Noah Lehava
Photography: Alec Kugler

We sometimes fantasize about creating one giant relationship chart mapping out the connections between all of our Cov alums and friends. It would look something like a superzoom sci-fi scene of neurons, we imagine. Because, in our world, it’s more like two degrees of separation. But nothing is woven as tightly as the connections between the plethora of talented folk we met in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The dapper duo behind PR firm Grupo Mass represent Lucila Sperber, who partnered with Sofia Achaval on an equestrian label, Acheval, which recently brought on board Delfina Blaquier and polo-champ hubby Nacho Figueras. All of whom are mainstays on VIP party lists. You see what we mean by minimal degrees of separation?

So what if we told you that when we found ourselves in an expansive terracotta-pink colonial house with a plush jasmine archway overlooking the Rio de la Plata, we were in the familial home of Zelmira Frers. Blaquier’s cousin. See, we told you—this theory holds true.

Frers, an award-winning architect, applies the same sentiments to her structural designs as she does to her wardrobe. “Classic with a twist; a creative exercise with an unexpected combination of colors and textures that vibrate well together,” she tells us as we sift through her cache of vintage knit sweaters and beaded necklaces. Frers is inspired by history, which, if you scroll through the below, you’ll see is seeped into every inch of her home—and the international art that fills it. But when it comes to her everyday uniform, it’s unfussy and laid-back—a sartorial sense she credits to her Argentinian roots. Something we wish we could emulate ourselves.

Plus, shop pieces inspired by her closet here.