The 56th edition of Madrid Fashion Week reflected country’s financial problems. And the designers have paid more attention to the needs of the high street and of the public who are affected by the crisis.
Bright colours and flowing lines were on show at the 56th Madrid Fashion Week. Josep Font, the new creative director of Del Pozo fashion house, went for elegance with a collection in soft colours. He joined Del Pozo, one of the most prestigious Spanish houses, earlier this year. He has remained faithful to the late founder’s ideas of the meeting of tradition and a new and modern avant-garde approach.
On show in the Devota & Lomba collection were plenty of feminine flowers in silk satin, silk gauze and painted cotton poplin. Colours and neutral shades blended together in a series of urban clothing items featuring a modern touch. Lately the brand has also focused on fashionable trends such as new technologies and renewable energies. A nostalgic, sad, mood came with the Lemoniez collection. The designer chose brown tones for an architectural collection inspired by female adventurers of the 20th century.
The emphasis was on tradition and classic lines and also classic colours such as rose, turquoise and autumnal colours, or course with a fair amount of white and grey, colours that never go out of fashion. Meanwhile, many of the cuts were simple, based on classic lines, which once again will not go out of fashion.
It was as if Spain’s designers have paid more attention than ever to the needs of the high-street and of a public. The collection from Victorio&Luccino took its inspiration from the traditional Chinese Changshan with strident, bright designs of blocks of colour. And the typically flamboyant, display of Agata Ruiz de la Prada looked like a visit to a sweetshop.