AGATHA RUIZ DE LA PRADA was in charge of opening IFEMA’s runway in the 68th edition of MBFWM. The designer presents the spring / summer 2019 collection, one of the most elegant and accessible. Sustainability and recycling are the basis for a proposal of melting dresses, ball gowns, puffed skirts, bombers and skirts interspersed with the extensive set of jacquards and “agathist” icons: flowers, rain drops, stripes and hearts with decided subtlety.
The SS19 collection “Knot Gardens” by TERESA HELBIG pays homage to the structures, the knots, the warps and the wefts. The “helbigirl” wears jewel fabrics that connect with the naturalistic, botanical and colourful universe of flowerbeds. Waxed cotton braided strings draw knotted styles. Tulle, glitter, raffia, velvet and lace imitate the textures, the tones and the infinite formats of flora. To complement the looks, they have opted for the artisanal construction of flowers using techniques such as Murano blown glass, porcelain, fabrics and wax. The result being delicate, aristocratic and eccentric.
Designer ULISES MÉRIDA presents his Babel collection as a mantra of feminine development. The colours of dawn have been used to start the fashion show and the blue tones and mustards have given way to lilac and navy, the base colour for the designer’s summer. To finish, the infinite light of the greys and whites, colours with which he usually ends his summer proposals. The foulard is transformed into dresses and tops to showcase its versatility in several designs of the collection. There is no pattern, only the purity of the fabric in contact with the body since the designer allows the fabrics to direct the shape of each piece.
MIGUEL MARINERO presents the first spring-summer collection 2018. The designers wished to recover techniques from the past adapting them to their new designs, with the purpose of transforming linen, silk, cotton, with glittery brushstrokes, muslin and geometric organza into the fashion brand’s iconic garments. Safari jackets with organza palazzo pants, flowing dresses draped in cotton with silk, layers of linen, muslin and jacquard, have walked through the Marinero runway confirming an exquisite tailoring and a perfect pattern, strengths of the brand after years of work.
Taking as reference the iconic super heroines of the 90s, the “Supernenas”, MARÍA ESCOTÉ presents a collection in which geometric sets, colour and an intense mixture of textures coexist with romantic and sophisticated hues. The designer has played to decontextualize items such as the tracksuit and the sporty look elevating them to luxury items, adorned with rhinestones embroidery, crimped roses and volumes with taffeta ruffles. True to her “See Now Buy Now” philosophy, many of the garments in the fashion show may already be purchased at the online store.
PEDRO DEL HIERRO fashion brand, which this season returns to the MBFWM runway again, has presented a fall / winter 2018 collection inspired by Spanish baroque painting and recalling the fashion of the 70s, the time when the master designer presented his first fashion show. “Puro Arte” is a less rational and more passionate proposal, in which the evening is the featured protagonist with voluminous designs, curved shapes, richness of fabrics, variety of colours and care in the details, all represented in the garments for both women and men.