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DISEÑADORES GALLEGOS/GALICIAN DESIGNERS


   

INPE PIEL

Inpe's world is one of leather, full of elegance and passion, in which garments and accessories are the result of a meticulous attention to detail, of craft and of the constant search for innovation. Each product is unique as a species of its own quality and design. Offering a whole universe of leather, it combines the most original with the timeless, whose result is seduction. Inés López Pernelas (Lugo, 1961), owner and designer of the label, finds purpose in inspiring and satisfying, giving confidence and loyalty, and causing an emotional allure beyond a garment’s mere purchase. Emanating from her studios located in Lugo and Madrid, her utopian message is for those to have their dreams realized, and to arouse those who thought there could be nothing new left to do to leather.

http://www.inpepiel.com

   
JOSÉ CASTRO

“I play with connotations of the present and future. I don't see a future without the past. I think their merger is important. I am inspired by masters like Fritz Lang, the tendencies of the German expressionism and the neo-expressionism. The view of a ‘past-future’ is also found perfectly expressed in the film Blade Runner, 1982. All the tastes of the classic serve as a method of construction. In my designs, I fuse what is naturally eccentric with the manipulation of volumes in an elegant way. My ideal is to achieve the maximum from whatever volumes I can stretch.“.

http://www.castroestudio.com/
   

GLORIA RODRIGUEZ- FIGUEROA

Born in Vigo in 1972, she began her training at the School of Industrial Techniques in Goymar (Vigo) and concluded in Barcelona. Acting as teacher of Creativity at the ESDI University in Barcelona and at the European Institute of Design, Rodriguez-Figueroa also represented Spain at the IAF Design Award 2004 and exhibited a piece in the Louvre Museum with a project for the Forum of Cultures. She has had several fashion installations and has participated in various editions of the Pasarela Gaudi in Barcelona She has also patented a labelling system in braille for garments. Rodríguez-Figueroa gives expression to the evolutionary process each individual suffers in life through a module called garment. In order to do this she reinvents the garment into a new suit. Through the restructuring of the classic forms, she generates renovated patterns in skirts and jackets. Destruction, construction, evolution and transformation are themes and techniques applied to traditional tailoring.

   

LORENA RODRIGUEZ

Lorena Rodríguez is a young designer who experiments with new forms and volumes for the contemporary woman. Enthusiast of fashion, theatre and architecture, she was born in Ourense in 1979 in a family of artists and creative bohemians. Her mother was always devoted to the world of fashion and her father was a stage director. Descended from several generations linked to the world of theatre, she was inspired among the drapes, curtains, fabrics and threads around the lively stage. When she was 17 she moved to A Coruña to study Fashion Design and Pattern-cutting. Later on, she enhanced her training in the fields of Window Dressing and as a Wardrobe Technician before returning to Ourense. She has had internships in the studio of designer Cristóbal Vidal and she has given training courses in design at the company Roberto Verino. Her work is characterized by purely architectural metaphors and the absence of colour, a sobriety that sometimes borders austerity. She obtained last year’s First Prize “Tesoira 2006” awarded by the Galician Government only five months after the First International Prize of the Lace Sample.


http://www.rodriguezfigueroa.com

   
CRISTOBAL VIDAL

Cristóbal Vidal isn't a designer in the most obvious interpretation of the word. His work consists of the creation of garments which aspire, in any case, to create a recognizable style by a public that creates a rapport with them. Educated in the Goymar School in Vigo, the School of Arts and Fashion Techniques in Barcelona and the Winchester School of Art, Cristóbal Vidal (born Vigo, 1974) is proud of being associated with Galicia, from where he recovers elements to present his collections. Linked always to Galicia, with a character more eclectic than demanding, he bases his work on elements of the earth, decontextualizing and contemporizing them through a new way or in a new use. Galician elements appear as Tamancas (to give a certain rural elegance to his menswear with skirts), either by incorporating lace components of Camariñas to demythologize their contemporary use, or by finishing his outfits looks with berets or giving his brides bunches of wild flowers from the town La Cañiza. His study of tailoring contributes great developments to his patterns as well as the addition of the skirt as one of the key elements in male clothes. Skilfully combining the skirt in several looks, Cristóbal creates a masculinity worthy of admiration which portrays a cosmopolitan and sober man. Nowadays Cristóbal Vidal works between ateliers in Vigo and Barcelona, cities where he distributes his tailoring, shoes and underwear. After obtaining two grants from the Galician Government (TESOIRA 1997 and TESOIRA 2001), he was invited as the only men’s designer to the IDEACOMO fair in Milan (October 2001, March 2002 and March 2003).

http://www.cristobalvidal.es/

   
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SINPATRON

Three and a half years ago, this autodidactic label debuted at the Modorra, a show in Bilbao. Since then, its unique, personal and non-serialized garments have been featured at competitions in the north such as the Fashion Week of Vitoria, the Mid_E (International Exhibition from Euskadi) of San Sebastian, and Creamoda in Bilbao. In 2006, Sin Patron was the winner of the 9th edition of the Mustang Fashion Weekend (International Festival of Benicassim) and the Award of the Deputation of Bizkaia for the best men’s collection (Creamoda). Going beyond the limits of fashion, Sin Patron has collaborated with artists like the video-artist Raquel Meyers, the artist/dj Begoña Muñoz and, more recently, the group Boy and Girl. You will distinguish this collection thanks to a penchant for skirts for guys, its impossible volumes, attention to details, fondness for the baroque style and for military paraphernalia. This is the second time at the Ego of Cibeles Parade where Sin Parton will launch its new collection “The monster without lake” (“El monstruo sin lago”)

http://www.sinpatron.com/
   
TXELL MIRAS

She has her own brand since 2004 and is a designer for Neil Barrett's women’s line since 2003 until the present
2007: Finalist for the Mango International Fashion Awards “El Botón” (Final: 6/09/07) - Finalist of the Gen Art Styles New York Fashion Awards
2006: Barcelona es moda Award as the best professional in the sector - Spanish representative in the European Young Fashion Summit (Vienna)
2005: Lancôme Award as the best young designer at the Pasarela Gaudi
2004: Breaks through to the international market through the Milan showroom Daniele Ghiselli; begins participating at Barcelona Fashion Week
2003: The most promising young designer in Italy, according to the Camera della Moda Italiana; began working for Neil Barrett
2002: Finalist in the Onward Tokyo Grand Prix Fashion Awards - Master's degree in fashion design at the Domus Academy (Milano)
2001: Winner of the “Insideouting” competition organized by the Domus Academy of Milan
2000: Educated in fashion at the Llotja School of Barcelona
1999: Fine Arts graduate from the Universidad of Barcelona; First exhibition of graphic work at the Belles Arts gallery of Sabadell

http://www.txellmiras.eu/

   
JAN IÚ MÉS

Jan iú Més, is a Barcelona-based menswear brand created by Jan Zamora (Alcanar, 1980) and Alfonso Peña (Vinaros, 1980). They were initiated into the world of clothing design in an autodidactic way, offering a sober approach, on the basis of some rigid silhouettes, to show a rationalist and mathematical vision in garments through an austere abstraction of shapes. Committing themselves to austerity and the deconstruction of garments, they reinterpret classic men’s tailoring for a self-controlled man with a deliberate sensuality, but who never loses his masculinity. Their mantra is to avoid any evidence of the baroque style.


http://www.janiumes.com/
   
LUXOIR

Luxoir burst onto the design scene in the summer 2004, with a daring collection for men at the Pasarela Gaudi that led to its being sold at the Bread&Butter show in Barcelona. Since then, the firm has appeared in several important national catwalks, as well as in outstanding international fairs, such as Pitti Immagine L'Uomo in Florence and Rendez Vous, in Paris. Its presence in projects such as ‘Fashion without Toxins’, by Greenpeace, its slippers line, Victoria by Luxoir, and its other collaborations in the worlds of fashion and design, make Luxoir one of the most promising firms on the national scene.


http://www.luxoir.com/
   
ZAZO & BRULL

Xavier Zazo and Clara Brull's work is characterized by telling stories through their own collections. They think that clothes are not only clothes in and of themselves but a means to express what they feel through their personal experiences. They have created an imaginary world where each season a new protagonist is created of a factual narrative or of a story invented by themselves for that occasion.
They admire the tenderness of Joe Sorren's work, the mixture of innocence and perversion in the “blood” series by Mark Ryden or the boundless imagination of the characters created by Tim Burton. Their last collections have aroused interest thanks to the power of such inspiration. Titles such as Berenice, Diario de un loco, La novia mutante or Heroínas olvidadas are suggestive enough not to imagine a happy ending. Blood and broken hearts. Romantic strokes with dark nuances are their signs of identity. Since their professional career began with the founding of zazo&brull in 2000, they have participated in the Fashion Room of Barcelona and the corresponding catwalks at the Pasarela GAUDI, in the “IFEMA” Fashion Room of Madrid, as well as at international fairs such as Ideacomo (Italy) or at the INTERNATIONAL FASHION FAIR (Tokyo, Japan). They have been invited to participate through their own proposals in the Gaudi Brides Parade, the Open Parade of Murcia and in the Futurmoda fair of footwear and leather goods. Their three last collections have been launched at the BREAD&BUTTER fair in Barcelona. Nowadays they are part of the group of designers that exhibits in Paris within the Showroom Barcelona and carry out fashion installations such as "Preludio" or "100 ways to wear a flag" by the artist Alicia Framis.

http://www.zazobrull.com/