22 December 2020 - News

Bimani and Teté by Odette, new ACME associates

ACME continues to grow bringing together our country’s leading signature fashion brands. In these times when team building is essential, as well as believing in our industry’s values, the Association is reinforced with the arrival of two fashion brands that avow craftsmanship, responsibility and quality as inherent values ​​of their work, and the fundamental basis of the Manifesto of Spanish designer fashion recently promoted by ACME.

Commitment to local trades and industry are the pillars upon which BIMANI is based. Laura Corsini launched her own firm in the summer of 2012, just a couple of months after finishing her business studies at ICADE and before pursuing a Master in Fashion Design at the prestigious Istituto Marangoni. Starting from a fabric that does not require ironing, BIMANI began its journey making personalized blouses, a great success that led it to expand its line of business to offer a complete range of garments and accessories for women.

Faithful defender of Made in Spain, BIMANI currently has a team of 32 people, more than 15 clothing workshops in Madrid, Castilla La Mancha and Castilla León, three of its own boutiques (two in the capital and one in Valencia) and an online store, a sales channel where the brand performs perfectly with more than 230,000 followers in their social networks.

For her part, Odette Álvarez created the ready-to-wear brand for women TETÉ BY ODETTE in 2009. This designer from Santander bases her work on respecting crafts and couture, a trade in which she started at a very young age following her mother and grandmother. Encouraged by the fascination that her style, and the designs that she created for herself, awoke in her surroundings, Odette Álvarez fulfils her dream of presenting her first collection in 2013. Currently, her brand employs more than 60 people who, from the brand’s operational headquarters of the in Santander, make two collections a year, in addition to different capsules and special editions.

In September 2019, Odette Álvarez makes the leap to the capital and shows for the first time a collection within the off schedule of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid with a fashion show at the emblematic Hotel Wellington, thus initiating a new stage of expansion for her brand.

With these two new additions, ACME continues with its work of bringing together our country’s signature fashion brands, giving them visibility and contributing to their growth, while also claiming Spain's role as a standard-bearer of the Slow Fashion movement at an international level.