Until recently, directing films seemed off-limits to women in Spain, but a new generation of filmmakers —Carla Simón, Pilar Palomero, or Paula Ortiz, among others— have broken through that glass ceiling.
Consecrated designers and emerging creators, consolidated talents and others to discover. Creativity, style and good taste come together on Talento a bordo, because we are passionate about Spanish fashion.
Generation after generation, Spanish fashion updates its talent. And the pool of young designers is endless. Discover the young designers who will walk the runway at the next edition of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid.
Nostalgia and freedom are young fashion designer Aitor Goikoetxea’s two main sources of inspiration. From being grounded in his Basque roots, he shares his unique vision of fashion with the world.
An innate gift as clear as his ideas, Palomo Spain has an extraordinary ability to connect current needs with deep cultural roots and a constant curiosity that drives him to break the norms and fly high while keeping his feet on the ground.
An innovative, fresh, and ironic vision, that is also committed to the youth problems of today, has turned Alberto Martín and his brand, Boltad, into one of the most promising in the fashion world.
Aitor, Diego, and Roberto’s story is of three friends who decided to create “the most normal trainers in the world” and, at the same time, make something unique and extraordinary. Do you want to get to know their project?
A fashion brand that creates characters inspired by moments or circumstances that its audience can empathise with. This is how Reparto Studio’ creators, Ana Viglione and Margil Peña, define their brand.
Amaia Arrieta left the City for Chelsea and investment banking for children’s fashion. Her decision couldn’t have turned out better: Today, Amaia Kids is a big name in fashion that dresses the princes and princesses of the British monarchy.
History, classical music, and endless talent make up the extraordinary universe of fashion brand Guillermo Décimo (GX), whose ‘prêt-à-couture’ creations seduce the audience at each of its spectacular fashion shows.
MALNE is Paloma Álvarez and Juanjo Mánez, two designers who, with each fashion show, elevate the level of haute couture. They’ll be presenting their new collection at the 76th edition of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid.
This Sevillian designer translates haute couture codes into a powerful urban concept that reflects on the past, present, and future. Nathy Peluso, La Zowi, or Milena Smit have already worn her pieces.
Eikō Ai delves into a fashion concept inspired by nature and based on the transformative power of light to convey good vibes and get the people who wear their garments to feel good.
Officially, Antonio Marcial’s work is described as elegant, comfortable, and inclusive; informally, it talks about revisionism. Redefining what gender is and is not, deconstructing to build anew. Which will you choose?
Defending the body’s sensuality far from political correctness. From this perspective, emerging brand Alejandre promotes female empowerment and breaks the taboos associated to silhouettes.
In his debut on the runway, Redondo Brand has reached a milestone reserved for the chosen few: the award for best collection at the 75th edition of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid (MBFWM).
Jaime Álvarez - Mans
Jaime Álvarez goes over tailoring codes from the perspective of a new masculinity. His impeccable designs are embellished with colourful bows, unbelievable prints, and are even caressed by silks and leathers.
To design pieces that stand the test of time and have the capacity to transform in its wake. This is the sustainable motto of Corsicana, a brand that doesn’t believe in traditional collections, rather in fashion chapters that tell a story.
Curiosity, courage, commitment and, above all, a constant quest for connections between disciplines and languages. Under Pablo Erroz’s inquisitive gaze, design becomes infinite.
Gabriel Nogueiras is the person behind Rubearth, which has sustainably developed a project that combines personality, creativity, and commitment. His latest collection, Fat Man, has granted him the 2021 Mercedes Benz Fashion Talent Award.
We chat with Anäis Vauxcelles, founder and director of 404 Studio, the creative workshop awarded as the best emerging collection of the year in the latest run of the MBFWB. A vision of contemporary and sustainable fashion.
With his latest show, The sleep break, at the last edition of Madrid Fashion Week, Otrura reaffirms its presence on the current scene by investigating the complexity of the tailor. His last bet: an invitation to personal reset that goes beyond fashion.
María Ke Fisherman
María Lemús and Víctor Alonso make up one of fashion’s most ground-breaking duos. Turning knitwear into the sought-after fabric for trap rappers and modern artists is one of their successes. Another, the fact that their production comes from a cloistered convent.
Madrid-born dressmaker has reached a hegemonic position in Spanish fashion thanks to volume, a key element in 20th century Spanish design that is present in all his clothes.
Comme des Machines
The factory of the future is located in Vizcaya. Comme des Machines is revolutionizing the fashion industry by using 3D printing while retaining an artisanal approach. Their machines revive crafts for a digital era that has memory.
The exactitude of classic tailoring brought forth to our time is the proposal that Duarte has used to strike a chord with new generations. Impeccable patterns that work with padded waistcoats or sandals. These are the codes of the renewed wardrobe icons we have seen during his show at MBFWMadrid.
Teresa Helbig is the designer behind the new Iberia uniforms. A collection that brings together craftsmanship, haute couture and avant-garde materials while looking back at the past, but with its sights set on the future, to rewrite tomorrow.
García Madrid arrived to break with orthodoxy and to create contemporary style solutions for men wanting to enjoy a traditional tailoring service with a modern focus.
In a year and a half, the Sevillian designer has positioned himself as one of the most promising emerging creators in Spain. His motto? To design clothes that aren’t subject to trends, nor to the planned obsolescence of seasons.
Designer Domingo Rodríguez is on the lips of many a celebrity and influencer. His social-media-inspired, futuristic clothes have put him in the radar of artists such as Rosalia, Lady Gaga and Rita Ora.
Unwilling to be a slave to the fashion system, creative and very pragmatic, Moisés Nieto, the once young promise of Spanish fashion, is growing up consistently while working on the full digitalization of his brand.
The 2nd Skin Co.
Taking the decision to launch internationally saved them from the recession. Today, their brand The 2nd Skin Co. is one of celebrities’ favourites around the world. This February, they’ll return to IFEMA to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid to conquer the runway with their unique feminine charm full of character.
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada
If there’s one designer capable of building the Spain brand, it’s Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. Inventive, surprising, fun... and extremely hard-working, only she can agathise the world. She’ll prove it again soon at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, where she’ll be launching her new fashion collection.
The New Pertegaz
The fashion house is embarking on a new cycle led by designer Jorge Vázquez, who shares with Pertegaz a taste for bourgeoise fashion and an almost obsessive attention to detail. These are the guidelines of the new Pertegaz, which will make its debut at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid.
The Valencia-born designer claims there is life for fashion beyond aesthetics. A good example is to be found in her collections, which draw from the present to send a message of social transformation.
She was one of the first to apply porcelain to jewellery. Not long after, she did the same with wood. Now, many of the pieces made by Helena Rohner are 3D printed. A new craftwork era for an entire industry that the designer unfolds first-hand.
In a few months, Miren Arzalluz, the Spaniard at the helm of Paris’s fashion museum, will live a most decisive moment. The museum, currently undergoing renovation, will reopen its doors with new exhibition halls, a retrospective on Coco Chanel, and the presentation of the new permanent collection.
Capturing reality with an almost painterly sensibility is part of Recuenco’s brilliance. Now, this photographer from Madrid explores his most personal universe from several angles. A compilation of one thousand and one photographs and a series are his proposal against the culture of immediacy, conformity and lack of freedom
Joana Biarnés was Spain’s first woman photojournalist, one that turned a man’s trade upside down with her extraordinary eye and journalistic pulse. Until 22 December, the Centro de Arte de Tarragona, in partnership with the Photographic Social Vision Foundation, will hold the exhibition 'Joana Biarnés, street fashion', showcasing 88 unpublished images that provide a snapshot of Spanish fashion and society from the 60s and 70s.
Tested on Instagram with thousands of likes, big tulles and maximalist ruffles have become synonyms with avant-garde. Madrid-born designer CÉLIAvalverde has turned them into her hallmarks, but her universe doesn’t end here. Ask Kendall Jenner!
On the verge of turning a decade in the market, Mercules has gone from making waves on social media as ‘the bags with the arrow’ brand to being a household name with a complex creative universe behind them.
He loves each of his pieces like they were his children. Which is why he speaks with the same enthusiasm about the ones that made him the Movida Madrileña’s jeweller as he does about the pieces belonging to his new, second brand, ChusXChus. Curious, full of creative talent and a perfect host, Chus Burés welcomes us to his Madrid studio before returning to New York, where the Leslie-Lohmann Museum is hosting an exhibition dedicated to his work.
Gloria Gubianas has proved money can be made while generating wealth in a disadvantaged community. We talked with her about Hemper, the sustainable handbag brand that has won her the 2019 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award, as well as about her power as an agent of social transformation.
Madonna, Lady Gaga and Marilyn Manson usually wear Cecilio Castrillo's hand-modelled leather pieces. The artist and designer is currently showing his famous masks along with other creations in Wearable Art, his first solo exhibition running until December 31 at Naves del Matadero (Madrid). A show of unconventional leather craftsmanship.
Oteyza reinvents men’s fashion with a strong Spanish flavour. The Cordovan hat and coat get a new life from an avant-garde point of view by a conscious and provocative tailor’s firm that wants to transgress the codes of international menswear.
Marcos Seseña, quality, loyalty to the craft, exquisite customer service and a constantly renewed vision of a legendary garment: the cape coat.
Leaving a mark is not easy, even more so in the Spanish footwear market. However, Magro Cardona managed to leave theirs in record time.
Alejandro Palomo is making Spanish fashion interesting and daring again. His youth, psycho-romantic imagery and solid training are contributing to lifting the name of Spain high in the world of fashion.
Give Me More Fashion
The 70th edition of the Madrid fashion week was an exciting showcase of the most relevant proposals for the spring/summer 2020 season.
The Madrilenian María Rosenfeldt, face of the Heridadegato firm, is about to turn 29 and admits she is going through a period, both personally and professionally.
In order to understand the present of Balenciaga, the most important Spanish couturier ever, we must look back into a past that, curiously enough, mirrors our time. The exhibition 'Balenciaga and Spanish Painting' is on show at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza until 22 September.
How Much Do You Really Know About Spanish Fashion?
Find out whether you are a true expert or need to pay more attention to what Spanish designers are doing.
Not even past her twenties, Asturian Carlota Barrera (Gijón, 1992) has become one of the new leaders in men’s fashion.'The Matador and The Fisherman', in her typical style halfway between minimalism, a new tailoring and taurine aesthetics, has won the prestigious 'Who’s on Next?' contest, organised by Vogue Spain. This July will be the third time she’s presenting her designs at the Madrid Fashion Week, at the Allard Club this time.
After 25 years devoted to fashion, designer Teresa Helbig is enjoying a steadily rising international career whereas is working on the final details for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, to be celebrated in July.