08 February 2015 -

The 61st Edition of MBFWM Begins

Duyos opened the 61st edition of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid from among the designers of the Asociación Creadores de Moda de España.  The designer from Madrid presented a winter full of sheen and glitter that took us back to 1980.  Hedonism, freedom and seduction are the keys to a collection with disco aesthetics, which also includes soft colours and flowing fabrics, in purest Duyos style.  Multi-coloured sequins and furs fill with sophistication a proposal meant for a woman with personality.

Roberto Verino took us on a journey to cosmopolitan London, paying tribute to the British essence through tartan and Glen plaid prints.  British “it girls” inspired a forward-looking and modern collection, without leaving behind tradition and classic tailoring, an unmistakable signature of the Galician designer.  Wool, expressed in warm and enveloping textures, contrasted with synthetic materials such as vinyl and sequin appliques.  Touches of silver and gold recreate the bright lights of the city in Verino’s evening looks.

Andrés Sardá presented a collection conceived to accompany contemporary women in their day-to-day, with their countless interests and obligations, but without losing a shred of their sensuality.  The Catalonian design firm put forth a proposal full of details and luxury materials that yielded the perfect balance between functionality and sophistication.  Comfort is Sardá’s core idea from which a repertoire is created that ranges from athletic pieces to the most exquisite corsetry, filled with feathers, lace, and Swarovski crystal appliques.

Hannibal Laguna revisited the icons of Spanish culture and art.  “Lights of Spain” is a collection that looks back and recovers forms and elements from the past to transform them into unquestionably modern and feminine pieces.  Baroque-inspired bustiers, embroidered and jacquard fabrics make up a luxurious universe in which ash, black, and gold are the protagonists.  Hannibal Laguna takes us back in time through a proposal of sinuous lines and volumes that evoke haute couture classics, like the new look.

An afternoon at the Prado Museum was the starting point of the collection presented by Teresa Helbig for next winter.  The Catalonian designer was inspired by the best of art history to create a proposal that showcases craftsmanship, details, and exclusivity.  Luxurious fabrics depicted in the paintings of Tiziano or Rafael, “las Meninas” and “las Hilanderas” by Velázquez, are reinvented on the catwalk to give life to designs meant to endure over time.  Leather, strips of velvet on tulles, angora, and georgette are used to construct meticulous and elegant pieces.

The most traditional British tailor would examine Etxeberria's fashion show.  The Basque designer presented a collection coloured completely in black and grey.  Wool is the star material of his proposals, with ribbed suits that play with different textures and tones.  The same pattern is adapted to different looks for men and women in a return to Etxeberria's roots.  Pinstripes are the main protagonists, together with garments and long hair appliques, underscoring the designer from Eíbar’s fondness for exotic furs.