Meanwhile, the dresses were equally ’70s-glamorous,
including a tight silver dress—the label cited the faux-space-age
world of the 1971 movie Diamonds Are Forever as an inspiration—and
a looser hand-painted silk dress in green and black. Butterfly and
floral designs appeared on the garments.
Textures included silk velvets, velveteen and
devorés, paillettes and satins.
Mercedes de Miguel
While some menswear designers softened their approaches in the 1990s
for the new-age guy, Mercedes de Miguel is hardening her womenswear
line. While there are still the flowing dresses—often in black and
contrasted with beige, incidentally—her fedora-adorned models tried
to impress a more masculine sense on the Gaudí runway. A
necklace, for instance, came out made of what seemed to be metal
But she injected some deconstruction into the
designs and didn’t let go of the femininity altogether. Therefore,
there were skirts that showed brash lettering; a vest showed painted
hot pink concentric circles; skirts and blouses were made in a light
Skirts and dresses went from long to short and
back again—so much for watching hemlines. We saw silks, wools, flannels
and felts alongside higher-tech fabrics.
While some menswear
designers softened their approaches in the 1990s for the new-age
guy, Mercedes de Miguel is hardening her womenswear line
TOP ROW AND CENTRE ROW, LEFT: Jota Mas Ge. REMAINING
PHOTOGRAPHS: Mercedes de Miguel.