2 Feb 2018 - 00:00

Kids fashion has been the focus of the closing of the 21st 080 Barcelona Fashion catwalk. After Boboli, Little Creative Factory has presented “Horizons” for autumn-winter 2018-19. Made of classical fabrics like linen and cotton, the organic feel of the collection is boosted by the use of natural-dyeing hues in a very personal range of colours like rusty red, limestone white and intense blue along with stripes and checks.
The last day of this new edition of the Catalan runway has kicked off this morning with “Tsunami” by Pilar del Campo, a designer that masters and updates the use of leather in fashion. With this poweful starting point, Pilar del Campo presents sizzling looks for autumn-winter 2018-19 based on sophisticated jackets and fur coats for woman while the man is dressed in black leather jackets with metallic touches.

In a quite opposite style, and example of the diversity of the 080 Barcelona Fashion, Ester Ferrando Knitwear has been the next one on the runway with “Laberynth”, her collection for men and women for autumn-winter 2018-19. Designer Ester Ferrando makes her debut on the catwalk with this line inspired by the Viking culture and the Celtic Symbology. Knit is the main element in a proposal where details of chain-mail and layering are used to experiment with the mix of materials, textures and volumes. Celtic blue, ochre, green, brown and maroon form the color palette of this warm, comfortable collection for winter.
Adrià Machado’s “Komorebi” collection has followed on the catwalk in Amt.’s fashion show. This term means the “light that passes through the trees” in Japanese, which, translated in looks, results in a collection that mixes light fabrics like tencel and cotton with others like foil. A dialogue between light and shadows through organic forms and very easy to wear looks for woman.

To close the morning’s fashion shows, Agnès Sunyer has presented “Contrasts”, which supposes her debut on the 080 Barcelona Fashion runway. The multifaceted creator plays with contrasts of fabrics, forms and primary colors for a wordly woman who seeks for versatile designs to mix them up in her own way to express her unique identity.
Boboli has opened today’s afternoon shows with “Welcome to the jungle”, their ready to buy collection for spring-summer 2018. Fresh prints and sporty details are the base of this fun and casual line in bright and happy colors that speak of summer.

Parallel to the shows, the 21st 080 Barcelona Fashion edition has also been home today to the “Connecta’t” day by FUTURMOD, which has gathered around a hundred participants in the Francesc Cambó hall of Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site. Throughout the day, 15 fashion entrepreneurial projects have been presented in an elevator pitch format in front of an audience that included managers of companies in the fashion industry, potential investors, managers of institutional entities and branches of the adminsitration as well as other entrepreneurs in the sector in this matchmaking initiative, whose aim is to facilitate connections and generate economic activity in the fashion sector.
The inauguration has been attended by the general manager of Trade, Muntsa Vilalta, the general manager of Industry, Àngels Chacón, and the president of the Catalan Fashion and Textile Cluster MODACC, Lluís Costa. Vilalta has pointed out the importance of such conferences as “they represent a necessary space in which to create ties between entrepreneurship and business” and has highlighted the fact that it was held within the 080 framework “because it contributs with added value to the event”. By her side, Chacón has stressed that this initiative “is fruit of public-private collaboration” and, in regards with the projects involved, she has valued that they demonstrate that “the textile sector has a bright future”.