MBFW Madrid

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by Des
During the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day, which is on 14th of February, another major fashion event started. It was the 59th Madrid Fashion Week,  previously known as Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week, and was organized by IFEMA, Madrid’s trade fair.
Since I am currently living in Madrid, there was no way I would miss this brilliant opportunity that has just so presented itself. I had to go and visit some of the shows.
As every city’s fashion is distinct, I was interested into learning more about Spanish designer’s talents.

Blazer – Zara, denim shirt – Zara, necklace – Zara, sunglasses – Anthropologie, skinny jeans – Zara, sneakers – Soludos, Messenger bag – Uterqüe

Also, it was the very-first time I would attend this fashion event.

During these few days, Spanish designers have been presenting their newest collection for the Fall/Winter Season 2014/2015. This presentation followed immediately after the NYFW had finished. In Madrid, I attended two shows by Ailanto and Ana Locking.
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COAT – UTERQÜE, HAT – H&M, LEATHER LEGGINGS – CALZEDONIA, MESSENGER BAG – UTERQÜE, SHOES – MASSIMO DUTTI

AILANTO

I had to chuckle when I heard Ailanto is a brand founded by twin brothers. :)

Aitor and Inaki’s colorful collections are famous for the  geometric forms and references to avantgarde art movements. But also, figurative embroidery, signature prints, and the combination of elegant textures are frequently used to enrichen collections, making the label a visual one.

The inspiration for this collection originated partly from their visit to the Kew garden in London, a remarkable place for botanical art containing also the Shirley Sherwood Gallery. It is the first gallery in the world dedicated solely to botanical art. At the same time, the idea for the butterfly sllhoutes came from naturalists Maria Sibylla Merian and Marianne North.

The colours and the elegance of butterflies have populated 50% of their clothes but the catwalk was also used as part of the scenery, a crucial factor that many designers ignore.

ANA LOCKING

Toledo born Ana Lockings’ fall/winter 2014-15 collection titled “American Landscapes” was all about the American Dream: The Wild West with its cowboys, Indians, beautiful American landscapes, the blue skies, the endless Route 66 (spread out through several U.S. states) and American movies like “Easy Rider”, “Wild at Heart” or “The Wizard of OZ”.

The designer used quite a lot of materials, such as tweed, synthetic hair, cotton, denim, neoprene, ostrich feathers, sequins etc. They are metaphors used to symbolize the diverse landscapes that have to be visited in order to reach the American dream.

While the models were walking down, an quilted American map was attached to the background of the runway.

The outfits were characterized by cowboy hats/boots, printed patterns, ponchos, fringes, sweaters with phrases like “American journey is an emotional landscape”, “Dream is an act of will” or ” Life is an experimental journey”.

It was a very interesting event, filled with different ideas, approaches, materials and colours. I followed their Inspiration and decided to include more colours in my blog during this coldest and grayest month of the year. The Spanish capital is known as one of the most sunniest cities in Europe, however it seemed to me Madrid itself could use a bit more colur and light.

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4 Comments

  1. Oh wow this looks so amazing . first starting with your outfits so gorgeous <3 and than the shows just speechless <3 <3
    I am new at blogging , it would mean a lot to me if u check out my blog and give me your honest opinion :):)
    Keep up the amazing work <3
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  2. Ich verfolge schon lánger euren Blog, die Fotos sind super und ihr zwei erst recht.

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