Barcelona Fashion Week – Women Collection
The start of February saw the 15th edition of Barcelona Fashion Week. 080 is now in its seventh consecutive year, and continues to go from strength to strength. As well as a bastion for established and recognised talents, it is also a sartorial hot bed for new ones, both within 080 and MODAFAD.
Taking pride of place at the foot of ´Las Ramblas´ in the refurbished Museo Maritimo, this recent installation acted as a flagship for fashion talent in Catalunya. Here are some of my favourite collections as I sailed through four days of sartorial buoyancy.
In terms of Catalan fashion, Celia Vela is always a good idea. The Figueres based designer served up, in her own unique style, a very oriental inspired collection. In fact, it´s more like a Catalan / Japanese love story. Ceremonial / Wedding / Kimono, it was all here in a palette of dark and smoky colours which met muted silvers and tobacco prints. Oriental, flora inspired satin-esque long skirts sailed through the runways as softly as the first winds of spring. Her females strutted with elegant sophistication while the men swaggered in a plasi-Samurai themed ensemble. A thoroughly delightful collection.