More than 30 Spanish designers came together to showcase their collections for four days this July during the 10th edition of 080 Barcelona Fashion. While this is not considered an official Fashion Week, the event has been shown twice a year since 2007 and growing quite rapidly in popularity. This four day fashion festival was held at the the 17th-century royal Palau de Pedralbes on the western edge of the city, and drew a crowd of 18,757 visitors, among journalists, buyers, personnel procurement centers and other professionals.
080 Barcelona Fashion was created to become a platform for cutting-edge designers, giving Spain’s independent designers and young talents the opportunities to display their creations. 080 Barcelona Fashion allows better visibility for independent designers with creativity and innovation being the focal points. Catalonia and the city of Barcelona have a long tradition in the textile industry for centuries, and Barcelona especially, known for its free fashion spirit paired with its rebellious attitude… a chance for fashion-genius to emerge.
Designers including YolanCris,Toni Francesc and Alexis Reyna showcased their Spring/Summer 2013 collections. Also seen were Desigual, Mango and TCN sharing their experience and their proposals for the 2013 Spring/Summer season, along with firms showing for the first time, including Gori de Palma, Guillermina Baeza and Lurdes Bergada and Syngman Cucala.
The looks seen were fun, bold, bright and ever so creative. Cheerful patterns and prints got the attention of the diverse audience. Bursts of bold colors on top of earth tones in graphic prints created a sense of uniqueness while remaining cohesive as a whole. Some of my favorites were the electrified earthly hues, combined with an explosion of ruby reds, neon greens and burnt oranges, for a ever-so-sizzling effect.
One of the new features in this summer edition is the 080 Llunàtics area, which is dedicated to technological innovation in the textile sector. It aimed to promote interaction between researchers, creators and professionals in the sector, through a program of talks and round tables. At the same time, and to mark this fashion show, three exhibitions on fashion and other activities such as a master class from Miguel Adrover, were held.
All you fashionistas, if you have the chance to travel to Spain during the winter, chose the month of January when the 11th 080 Barcelona edition will be shown. You surely won’t be disappointed! Check out http://www.080barcelonafashion.com/es/home for dates and more information.