Mireia Bisbe was inspired by the nightlife of the 1920s, when femininity
got its first boost in the twentieth century. Rather than charleston
dresses, Bisbe sent down some of the most glamorous gowns and dresses
of the Pasarela Gaudí collections. This wasn’t about the
everyday Spanish woman of the ’20s: this was a celebration of, well,
Extravagant and colourful jewellery and extravagant
patterns—either re-created as prints, wovens or a dramatic, jewelled
vest—showed that this was no 1920s re-creation, but something far
more distinctive and suited to the 2000s.
Bisbe also had short dresses, lace and tulle,
signalling seduction—and these proved far sexier than earlier designers
who showed more flesh. She instead communicated sensuality and sexuality
through design and concealment.
While some colours were fairly predictable—black
and champagne—they were offset with plenty of outfits that came
out in bright rose and turquoise shades.
In all, Bisbe maintained her elegant and glamorous
edge—it is not hard to see how she built up 600 sales’ outlets globally,
stretching from Mexico through Ireland and Great Britain through
to the Middle East.
Bisbe communicated sensuality and sexuality
through design and concealment
ABOVE: Mireia Bisbe.
LEFT: Mar Rodriguez.