THE PRESIDENT OF GENERALITAT OF CATALONIA, CARLES PUIGDEMONT, WILL OPEN TOMORROW THE 080 BARCELONA FASHION 19TH EDITION

29 Jan 2017 - 00:00

The 080 Barcelona Fashion runway kicks-off tomorrow January 30th at the National Theatre of Catalonia (TNC), setting for this winter edition, that will host the fashion shows of 33 brands and designers until Friday February 3rd.
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The opening ceremony will be chaired by the President of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, and will have another guest of honour: French fashion designer Pierre Cardin. The creator is an exceptional patron of this 19th edition and will present to media at 12:30 p.m., within the opening ceremony program, his musical show “Dorian Gray, Beauty has no mercy”, whose première will take place this same Mondat at 8 p.m. as one of the most anticipated parallel activities of this edition.
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Moreover, the childrenswear brands Boboli and CND by Condor will be in charge of opening the runway in this 19th edition at the Sala Tallers of TNC. In the afternoon, it will be the turn of the winners of the last edition. In the first place, Blame, who won the National Award to the Emerging Design, will present his autumn-winter 2016-17, and, afterwards, it will be the turn of Miquel Suay, who won the National Award to the Best Collection for his proposal in menswear. TNC will bring to a close the shows of this first day of 080.
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Beyond the shows, 080 Barcelona Fashion presents a full program of parallel activities throughout the 5 days of the event. One of the most outstanding ones is the première of the musical show “Dorian Gray. Beauty has no mercy”, produced by Pierre Cardin, that will take place tomorrow at 8 p.m. As for the commercial side of the 080, it will be home to a new edition of 080 Fashion Showroom, organized alongside the Catalan Cluster of Fashion (MODACC). It’s a professional showroom and sales space at the TNC that will bring together nearly 20 Catalan fashion brands as well as an inverse trade mission that will bring international buyers to 080 with the aim to boost exports of the brands taking part.
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The 19th edition of 080 Barcelona Fashion will also be home to the Barcelona Fashion Summit, a professional meeting that usually takes places within the winter editions. Organized by Moda.es, it’s a discussion forum with first level speakers that on this occasion will focus on the future of the industry of fashion on Thursday 2nd of February.
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But this 19th edition doesn’t forget the general public and presents, once again, the Open Area, of free entrance prior registration through this website. Here the visitors can enjoy the 080 Fashion Market, which presents over 20 pop-up stores with the best fashion and accessories. In addition, the Open Area will also be home to the final projects of the students of the Fashion and Design Schools that take part in 080 so as the visitors can discover the new generations of Catalan fashion. The Open Area will also host the Neo2 Photoshoopt exhibition, which will feature the reports carried out during the 080 last edition within the Neo2 Photoshoot Contest organized by Spanish trends magazine Neo2 to recognize the young stylists and photographers. And, finally, there will also be a food-truck by Indian-cuisine restaurant Tandoor as well as the Village, with the sponsors’ stands, like Moritz, Movistar, Fever-Tree and Westwing, among others, which will also present activities to the attendees.
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For those who can’t make it to the TNC, once again, the official TV channel, 080 TV Channel, will broadcast online through this website a special non-stop program that will be complemented with the live streaming of the fashion shows. Because you are all welcome to this big fashion party!