Juan Vidal presents a new capsule collection
Juan Vidal presents a new capsule collection choosing a see-now-buy-now format. The designer from Alicante is committed to making an exhibit montage to showcase his new fashion proposal, in which the dress stands out as the star garment. Airy fabrics, and very light silhouettes are the protagonists of this new, timeless collection, very much intended for special events. Made of printed recycled fibres, this capsule’s garments are for sale exclusively on the Es Fascinante digital fashion marketplace. Juan Vidal thus confirms his commitment to responsible fashion, and is inspired by the New York Times article that collected the request that PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) made to the main international fashion heads to avoid the promotion of fur in their pages, urging them to reconsider their values. In the 1990s, PETA's methodology for inspiring social change was provocation through boycotts. Among their most recognizable actions we could see how fur coats were splashed with red paint in the street, fashion offices or catwalk entrances. A direct and highly visual tactic that helped activists gain visibility in the culture war over the use of animal fur. A very characteristic gesture faithfully reflected in the collection’s prints. Years have passed by and the method has moved on towards dialogue, but those actions that changed the course of fashion still resonate strongly in the designer's mind. For Juan Vidal, this collection is a tribute to that time, when talking was not enough and it was necessary to take action.
PALOMO SPAIN PRESENTS HIS NEW COLLECTION IN El PASEO DEL PRADO
PALOMO presents his thirteenth collection, titled Córdoba, with a spectacular fashion show at El Paseo del Prado in Madrid, a space recently declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. With this presentation, the young designer has moved his roots and imaginary to the capital’s centre in a very emotional way, paying a particular tribute to his hometown. PALOMO once again studies the context and the cultural background with which his signature brand was conceived, once again acknowledging the value of Madrid, the city that hosted his first fashion show, as an inexhaustible source of inspiration in an environment whose history has shaped the identity that has taken his surname "Spain" so far. With intent, and the greatest enthusiasm to share these values and creative elements with his audience, Palomo proposes a new level of understanding by internalizing his hometown, Córdoba, as a culture melting pot where Roman, Arab, Jewish and Christian cultures come together. The collection works with both technical materials and natural fabrics. Wool, silk and cotton poplin are mixed with Lycra, taffeta and metallic paper. Paying his particular tribute to premium Spanish crafts, as he does in each of his collections, the young creator once again includes crystal embroidery, lace, fringes or crochet, which now stands as a classic in his collections. The Madrid Municipal Symphonic Band laid on the fashion show’s live soundtrack, together with Cordovan soloist pianist María Dolores Gaitán, who performed the musical piece "Palomo Spain", created expressly for the occasion and directed by Valter Sivilotti. For this spectacular staging in the heart of El Paseo del Prado, creator Alejandro Palomo has counted with the collaboration of Madrid’s City Council through the Culture and Tourism Area’s delegate, Andrea Levy.
CLARO FERNANDO UNITES TRADITION AND FUTURE
The fashion brand from Seville, Claro Fernando, presents 'Lis', a collection that unites tradition and future. Creator Fernando Claro, founder of this couture house, shows with his daughter Beatriz, who represents the fashion brand’s generational change, a fashion proposal in which sophistication and versatility merge. Artisan techniques such as braiding and the use of silk fringes contrast with futuristic shapes, cape silhouettes and armour. References to flamenco’s universe are mixed with silhouettes inspired by the Middle Ages, even reminiscent of samurai culture in a fusion of styles and techniques that results in an eclectic proposal full of details. With this collection, the Claro family extols the value of hand-made through pieces that show their passion and know-how in the most traditional couture crafts. Pink, orange, black and white feature as the main tones of highly elaborated garments and majestic volumes.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION, LEADING PLAYERS IN SCHLESSER’S FASHION SHOW
L'Oréal Paris and the fashion brand Ángel Schlesser, winner of the L'Oréal Paris Award for Best Collection in the previous edition of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, have come together to pay tribute to all women on occasion of the 50th anniversary of the iconic slogan "Because we are worth it." The objective of both brands, which share values such as inclusion and diversity, is to empower women, whatever their condition, age or style. Thus, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Francine Gálvez, Cristina Piaget, Ruth Beitia and Yelimar from TV show Maestros de la Costura, walk down the runway to show the new creations of the fashion brand directed by Juan Carlos Mesa in a clear commitment to diversity as well as inclusion. Mies Van der Rohe and the Bauhaus collective inspire the designer to create a collection based on the lines of early 20th century architecture. Materials such as marble are transformed into fashion through fabrics and prints, becoming the main protagonists in his fashion proposals. Metallic shimmer and vibrant colours coexist with warm camel and brown garments that enhance functionality and elegance, hallmarks of the emblematic Schlesser house.
Andrés Sardá and The Wild 20’S at Madrid Fashion Week
Andrés Sardá has converted IFEMA’S runway in Pavilion 14 into a luxurious and fun cabaret inaugurating the 73rd edition of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid. A spectacular fashion film by Eugenio Recuenco starring actress Lali Espósito and Eugenio Auquer has opened the first day of the fashion shows. Andrés Sardá filled the runway with sensual designs paying tribute to the women who have made a difference in the performing arts. Diva and charismatic women are the protagonists of a proposal full of transparencies, shiny details and materials such as silk and lace. Black stands out in this luxurious and suggestive collection, which invites you to dress up from the inside with clothes that caress the body. Beauty, sophistication and elegance are Sardá's antidotes to difficult times. Reviewing garments from the archive of this mythical family brand, this collection is presented as a call for freedom and a song to life.
Oteyza presents Arcadia at Paris Fashion Week
Spanish signature label OTEYZA has once again been selected by the Fédération Française de la Haute Couture et de la Mode to showcase their creations at Paris Fashion Week. The new collection, titled Arcadia, was presented in a digital format on the official platform of the Parisian fashion week. The 2021/2022 fall-winter fashion proposal of the brand from Madrid, finds its balance in nature. Paul García de Oteyza and Caterina Pañeda, faithful to their fellowship discourse between tradition and avant-garde, show a collection full of natural materials such as Spanish merino wool or ecological cottons, protagonists of highly structured garments that enhance the beauty of asymmetries. The chromatic range of their creations reinforces said link with nature through intense hues such as olive green, tan yellow, brown, blue and black, and essential colour in all the fashion house’s collections. For next fall-winter, Oteyza is opting for asymmetric gabardines, coats with different levels of collars, jackets with intense pleats and fluid trousers, while also making room for spectacular skirts that review a new masculinity. On this occasion, Oteyza also showcase their creations for women, a fusion of genres starring model Laura Ponte who collaborates with the brand to pay tribute to nature, sustainability and Spanish crafts.