18 December 2020 - News

Modesto Lomba renews his position as President of ACME

Modesto Lomba renews the confidence of his colleagues at ACME for the next four years, and faces a new presidential term accompanied by a renewed Board of Directors with which he will undertake important projects for the sector among which are the construction of the Strategic Plan for author fashion and the creation of the Foundation Spanish Fashion Academy, two key points in his work plan.

ACME will continue to seek commercial and internationalization projects for Spanish designer fashion, a very necessary factor during these very difficult times for our companies. Therefore, this new Board will work with the Association’s team in the development of initiatives to diversify the designer’s businesses and help create synergies with other sectors, reaching agreements to carry out projects such as those already started with the pharmaceutical distributor Cofares, Mascarillas Béjar and the Princess Amandine food brand.

In the same way, the Association is already working on the structure of the next edition of Madrid es Moda in collaboration with Madrid City Council’s program Madrid Capital de Moda, and continues with the national and international broadcasting of the of the Spanish fashion designer’s Manifesto recently powered by ACME. In the same way, this organization is collaborating closely with the Ministry of Culture of the Community of Madrid in the broadcasting of its campaign #LaCulturaEsSegura.

In this new stage, Modesto Lomba will be accompanied by team in which three creators from the previous Board of Directors remain, and to which five new names are incorporated so that the nature of all the companies that make up this Association are represented.

Thus, ROBERTO TORRETTA renews his position as Vice President. The designer will continue to contribute his great, seasoned experience in the sector, as well as in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid. JUAN DUYOS will continue to be Secretary within the Board of Directors. The Madrid-based creator represents this fabric of companies that are very focused on made-to-measure couture, the most artisan traditions, as well as bridal fashion. Similarly, NURIA SARDÁ will continue on the Board of Directors, now as the new Treasurer, a position previously held by Pedro Trólez, President of Delpozo. The Creative Director of the Andrés Sardá house will bring to her new position her business vision as well as her great experience at the head of one of the most veteran companies in Spanish fashion.

The Board of Directors is completed with five new Members:

  • ANA LOCKING. Recently awarded the National Fashion Design Award, her experience will be key to the development of projects related to training, art, culture and inclusion.
  • HÉCTOR JAREÑO. Will become a great support for institutional relations, as well as the development of projects such as the Strategic Plan for author fashion. As Creative Director of the luxury leather goods brand Reliquiae, he will represent the accessory firms on the Board.
  • MANUEL GARCÍA. The Creative Director and CEO of García Madrid will also be another of the new members of this new Board of Directors in which he will contribute his deep knowledge in sales and business development.
  • PALOMA ÁLVAREZ. Malne's Creative Director will contribute her experience participating in international fairs and events in order to assess and undertake internationalization initiatives within ACME.
  • PAUL GARCÍA DE OTEYZA. Alma mater of the tailoring firm Oteyza, will act as a representative of the new Spanish fashion firms. Brands with a clear international personality and in which men's fashion is playing a fundamental role.

These new incorporations replace Juanjo Oliva and Helena Rohner on the Board of Directors. Both creators will become part of the future Board of Trustees of the Spanish Academy of Fashion Foundation, where they will contribute their vision and work with the same professionalism and dedication with which they have held their position on ACME’s Board of Directors in recent years.