Barcelona Emerging Design's success around the world

New Blood
Sunday, 11 March

In each new edition of 080 Barcelona Fashion the young talent is also present thanks to the participation of Barcelona fashion schools, which showcase the work by their most brilliant students in their stands within the Open Area of the event. LCI Barcelona is one of the schools that take part as it’s one of the references in the city. Born through the fusion of the international network LCI Education and the iconic Barcelona fashion school Felicidad Duce, founded in 1928, it brings now around 600 new creatives every year, who then show the best fashion design of Barcelona around the world.
One of the latest examples are the students Laura Nuñez and Sandra Soriano, selected wmong over 1,000 candidates for the final of the Hempel Awards 2018, which will take place in Pekin in March. It’s an international contest organized by the China Fashion Association Hempel International Group in which the best schools compete. This 26th edition’s leit motiv is “Heritage and Craftamnship”, two values very connected with Catalan fashion. Laura Nuñez will show her collection “Conversations” and Sandra Soriano “Blank Canvas”, with which they will try to repete the success achieved by prior students from LCI Barcelona. For example, Carlos Calvo who won the Gold Award last year along with two more students who took an “Excellent Award”.
Another young talent that exports Barcelona designs is Joan Ros. Alongside Jessica Montes, they founded Isometric, a menswear brand that made its debut on the 080 Barcelona Fashion catwalk in February 2015 and won the 080 Award to Emerging Design that year thanks to their crisp fashion for men based on modern tailoring. After this success on the Catalan runway, now Joan Ros is part of the London Fashion Week, where he has shown his menswear designs within the Central Saint Martins fashion show. A great platform, which has fostered the genius of icons like Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, and now contributes to the rising of Joan Ros’ talent worldwide.