Designer Miriam Ponsa is inspired by the Balkans and their people for her autumn-winter 2017-18 collection “The Balkan route” presented within the 080 Barcelona Fashion runway. It’s an homage to this diversity of cultures, ethnicities and religions that live in a modest way and where the traditional clothing is translated, on the runway, in oversize and round shapes. .
As it’s usual in Miriam Ponsa, craftsmanship is very important, here expressed with the application of ribbons and braids, as well as with the research of new techniques of felted mixed wool and silk. The material turns into a landscape itself and creates new fabrics that result in artistic compositions made with clothes.