In the emblematic ballroom Dove, In collaboration with the independent creative and brand promotion company Studio1o, 25 students from the Bachelor’s Degree in Higher Artistic Education in Fashion Design and the BA (Hons) in Fashion Design from IED Barcelona have presented his final collections in a new edition of ‘Fashioners of the World’.
With the annual fashion show they have put the finishing touch to their academic stage in the school of design with proposals inspired by sustainability, self-discovery or inclusiveness. The diversity of gender, bodies and sizes and the influence of family or politics have been other central themes of the collections expressed through the use of sustainable fabrics and materials and the latest avant-garde technologies.
As in each edition, an international jury has evaluated the proposals, awarding the traditional awards. On this occasion, the panel of experts was made up of the film director Isabel Coixet; the photographer Manuel Outumuro; the illustrator Jordi Labanda; the fashion designer from IED Barcelona, louis de xavier; the executive editor of ‘Vogue Talents’, Elisa Pervinca; the founder and editor of 1Granary, Olya Kuryshchuckand Youwie RoesCreative Talent Manager of Eyes on Talent.
The winner of Franca Sozzani Award for Best Collection has been Claudia Sala with ‘090623’a proposal whose name alludes to the completion date of his thesis and which reflects on the passage of time, from a modern and fresh perspective.
The ‘looks’ are made up of classic garments with a modern touch, with a mixture of materials and manipulations, as well as embroidery, beads, steel, etc. A fairly dark color palette also stands out, but with pistachio brushstrokes or white and blue striped shirts.
For his part, Paula Azategui, with ‘No land to call our own’, has won the Isabel Coixet Award for Best Fashion Film. The filmmaker has highlighted the risk of a proposal that addresses a dystopian future where the world has been destroyed by climate change. The design of transformable garments expresses the mutation of human beings to adapt to this new chaotic reality, an aspect that is reinforced with the use of desaturated color prints, a mixture of fabrics (denim, gabardine or tulle) or artisanal manipulations.
He Manuel Outumuro Award for Best Shooting has been for Ariadna Rahola with ‘Lolita’. It is a collection in memory of his grandmother, a charismatic and creative woman, expressed through five ‘looks’ united by two sports of family tradition as metaphors for his fascinating personality: sailing (artistic facet) and rugby (strength of character). The garments, multifunctional and contrasting in terms of volume, present a primary color palette with a predominance of muted tones and whites in memory of her native Cadaqués. With striped patterns inspired by rugby polo shirts and polka dots that evoke the brand of sports shoe studs on the turf.
Finally, Kimberly Felix Matos has won the Jordi Labanda Award for Best Fashion Illustration. ‘commune’ is a women’s fall/winter collection that refers to the parallelism of the environment and life of insects vs. the world in which we live by exalting the day-to-day work of society. Made up of four ‘looks’ that show a woman full of life and color, it stands out for the richness of the fabrics (such as raincoats, silks, satins) that have been manipulated with prints and embroideries made by hand.
An exclusive fragrance
In this edition of ‘Fashioners of the World’ a novelty in the form of perfume has been presented. Jerome Di Marinoperfumer for Mane, one of the world’s leading groups in the perfume industry, has created a special fragrance for parade guests. Under the name ‘Bad reputation’, the perfume has been inspired by the bohemian environment and far from the conventions of La Paloma and its slogan: ‘Bad reputation since 1903’.