Hospitality’s Amber Papini Wears Rugby Skirt For Gap’s Campaign, Avoids Mud and Reckless Debauchery


Our partnership with Gap continues with their campaign. The series pairs us up with our favorite artists as we focus on their style during their everyday life. Each wardrobe was handpicked out of Gap’s Summer 2014 collection.

In a lesson on how to be civil, Hospitality’s Amber Papini donned a rugby skirt and enjoyed a tender afternoon with a nice, pink tree over the muddy debauchery of English public schools’ favourite sport. Maybe the fashion term “Rugby skirt” has nothing to do with the game, memorably iconized by George Clooney and Jim Halpert’s box office juggernaut Leatherheads, but you can’t be sure these days. Draw your own conclusions over at Gap’s official site.


This past January, the Merge outfit released their sophomore album, Trouble, to much acclaim and fanfare. In his favorable review, staff writer Bryant Kitching called it “a stark and deliberate record that doesn’t pull any punches,” adding that it’s their “most ambitious venture into electronic music to date.”

That’s not all. In March, Papini led her group through a sweaty 30-minute set at our third annual CoSigns Festival in Austin, TX, at the Hype Hotel. In case you missed it, revisit the event by watching their performance of “Going Out” here.

Check ’em out on tour this summer.

Hospitality 2014 Tour Dates:
07/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
07/24 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
07/25 – Carrboro, NC @ Merge 25
07/27 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
07/29 – Hamden, CT @ The Space
07/30 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
07/31 – Burlington, VT @ Monkey House
08/01 – Montreal, QUE @ Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts
08/02 – Toronto, ONT @ Horseshoe
08/03 – Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch
08/05 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
08/06 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
08/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café