FOR THE 53RD
TIME, Madrid became one of the most fashionable places in
Europe. More than 40 designers showed their works at Cibeles Madrid
Fashion Week, with designs destined for Spanish streets for autumn
and winter 201112. The event, held at Feria de Madrid, welcomed
c. 50,000 fashionistas, making it one of the biggest fashion
weeks in the world.
For a couple of days, Spanish designers presented their collections
at two well prepared catwalks. A full audience surprisingly clapped
their hands to honour some looksa very southern European habit.
Besides the Spanish fashion design stars, on the catwalk we could
see, for example, Jon Kortajarena, Iris Strubegger, or Tomasz Szczukiecki,
star models who make the catwalks look even better.
Jesús del Pozo show inaugurated this edition. His belle époque
tribute was interesting. The very nice feminine silhouettes took
you to the nineteenth century very easily. The greys, and black
were very autumn-like but stayed fresh. Besides that, every model
wore a Baker-boy cap, something that didn’t sit well with
our own sense of style.
The highlight of the first day was Duyos’s collection. The
perfect textures and materials. Wool, thick mohair, muslins, and
satin make the clothes very desirable. The long gloves look like
a must-have for next season. The collection, inspired by the Spanish
couture style of the end of ’60s, talks loud and proud, making
you love the collection almost in every way.
Angel Schlesser showed something completely different than last
seasons: there was nothing minimalistic in this one. The designer
put a lot of furs, leather, even animal prints all together. But
the collection was one of the best.
Victorio & Lucchino
The second day started with the bohemian gypsy
look by Victorio & Lucchino; then there was Hannibal
Laguna with his sophisticated classic Spanish women; and, afterwards,
the minimalistic Amaya Arzuaga. Then, the colourful people
started to take places in front rows, and all over the place. Heart-shaped
garments started to appear and only one thing could happen next:
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada with her always pink, orange and whatever
clothes. You just cannot not love it: it’s so positive
that it has to be appreciated, and the collection for was great.
But not worn from the top to the toes, of course.
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada
Jesús del Pozo
Victorio & Lucchino