HOME'S A FEELING, NEW COLLECTION BY CARLOTA BARRERA
Designer CARLOTA BARRERA launches her SS 21 collection. From Asturias, she revisits her origins and returns home through a collection in which allusions to fishing motifs befall so that they transport us to the Cantabrian coast. From knitwear in navy tones, to rope and carabiner accessories, the nostalgia for her homeland is glimpsed in each of her creations for the coming season. As a novelty, CARLOTA BARRERA introduces denim garments among her proposals and, once again, she showcases her passion for craftsmanship with hand-braided rope tops and pieces of reused leather in a totally manual process. This collection is an ode to feelings, to the pleasure of living, to the luxury of physical and emotional wellbeing. CARLOTA BARRERA replaces the rigid codes of men's tailoring with more fluid silhouettes and lighter garments that show a new masculinity, and a dialogue about gender where the protagonists are the already emblematic pieces such as her tank tops, t-shirts with cut-outs and high-waist pants. The Home's a feeling collection is on sale by pre-order at www.carlotabarrera.com Home's a feeling, la nueva colección de Carlota Barrera
MESA’S FIRST COLLECTION FOR ANGEL SCHLESSER
Fashion designer Juan Carlos Mesa premiers at one of the most emblematic Spanish fashion houses, Ángel Schlesser. In his first fashion show for the leading fashion brand at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, style icon Katherine Hepburn, a standard bearer of risky femininity, a daring and independent woman, has inspired the fashion creator. The overwhelming personality of the Hollywood actress is the starting point of a collection that is based on the most classic patterns to look towards the future through fabrics. The creator has thus wanted to pay tribute to Schlesser’s clientele by being close to them, one of the designer’s main objectives since his arrival at the fashion firm. His designs play with masculine ambiguity without losing an iota of femininity. Freedom has guided the designer to create a fashion collection of clean lines and careful finishes. Shirt dresses for the day and cape dresses for the night stand out as the essential garments of Mesa's first summer for Schlesser. Poplin and linen are the star materials of the brand's more daytime looks, which give way to the evening through silk satins, micro-sequins and sparkling lamés.
DOLORES CORTÉS, A MOST SOPHISTICATED SWIMWEAR
The Dolores Cortés brand takes us back to the 30s through its new swimwear proposals for the summer of 2021. The collection references the city of Valencia during those years where the prestigious Balneario de las Arenas was opened. Artist Renau was commissioned to design the poster for this new space, one of the first outdoor constructions of this type in Spain. The designer recreates two different environments within her collection, one inspired by the elegant day-to-day at the pool and the other much more sophisticated and nocturnal. For her more daytime proposals Dolores Cortés opts for navy prints that recreate architectural lines and very sporty pieces. Navy blue, white and red are the main colours of the chromatic range for next summer. The more sophisticated pieces are filled with sparkling laminates and iridescent plastic details. Silver and mauve are the star tones of her more nocturnal proposals, which are decorated with embroidery that simulates the reflections of water, geometric openings and plays with transparencies. The Balneario de las Arenas, designer Dolores Font Cortés’s inspiration, was the venue for the Spanish national swimming championships in 1935, an event to which she wanted to pay homage by presenting on the runway a swimsuit she created exclusively for the Spanish synchronized swimming team on occasion of their participation in the London Olympic Games in 2012 where they won the Silver Olympic Medal.
ART AND FASHION IN MARCOS LUENGO’S COLLECTION
Marcos Luengo once again brings together fashion and art on the runway with the presentation of his spring / summer 2020-2021 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid. On this occasion, the fashion designer from Asturias takes of from the work of Latin American artist Alexander Zuleta. Symmetrical and colourful, the fashion designer’s creations are filled with patterns that recreate the aesthetic richness of ancestral Guatemalan culture. The vitality of the chromatic range of his fashion creations contrasts with the sobriety of his patterns. The colour palette begins with stone tones incorporating the beauty of the characteristic spring hues such as coral, purple, fluorine pink, turquoise, green and petrol blue. Marcos Luengo is committed to timeless garments crafted in noble materials such as silk, linen and leather, in a collection in which architectural volumes are combined with more fluid lines. As usual, accessories hold a special prominence in the designer's fashion proposals, which for next season presents wide belts, highly structured cummerbunds and his most iconic handbag model, which is shown in new sizes and colours. All completely hand made with high quality leather. Striking brass earrings complete his carefully styled looks on the runway.
ANDRÉS SARDÁ INAUGURATES THE NEW EDITION OF MBFWM
The swimwear and high-end lingerie brand Andrés Sardá has been in charge of inaugurating the first fashion show of the 72nd edition of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid with Agua, a collection that immerses us in a sophisticated underwater journey that has had an exceptional protagonist, actress Rossy de Palma, who opened and closed the brand's spring / summer 2021 fashion show. Andrés Sardá's new swimwear proposals arise in the Mediterranean taking us to distant seas through shapes and patterns that evoke the exoticism of nature and the beauty of corals. On the runway, their outfits dress mysterious medusas and sensual mermaids in versatile swimsuits and bikinis that, as Nuria Sardá, creative director of the firm, states, “They hide more than they show." Hidden hoops, double woven fabrics and removable cups are masterfully camouflaged in garments that merge with the female body. Furthermore, the Catalan brand showcases on the runway luxurious pieces of lingerie full of floral lace, crystal embroidery and pearls that take us to a seabed full of treasures. The intimate fashion proposals are made to emerge abroad and become the protagonists of their client’s looks.