Barcelona Fashion Week: The Famous Three
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.
The ´Wild Child´ of Catalan clothing presented a runway show that was a visual and aural extravaganza. Having won the award twice before for the best female collection, his latest offering ´Paloma Cojo´ (Lame Pigeon) was anything but lame in design terms, This was a high octane folk inspired – with shards of glam collection.(Think Little House on the Prairie meets Dynasty.) Metallics, florals, Babushkas, textures and ultra-cool scarfs and glasses were set to some of the best runway music I´ve heard in a long time.