TCN

TCN
Day
Tuesday, 28 January, 2014 - 19:00
Hour
19:00
Place

El Born Centre Cultural

Plaça Comercial, 12

BIOGRAPHY

TOTON was born in the seaside town of Arenys de Mar near to Barcelona in the 60s. As a girl Totón Comella was already familiar with the family business in textiles. By the age of ten, Totón Comella could quickly draw any design, pattern or shape that came into her head.

 

1984: A chance meeting meant that Totón Comella returned to the world of fashion. The designer creates a revolutionary bathroom collection with her opting for a new material, lycra-cotton, until then unheard of.

 

1985: The elements defining her first bathroom collections, simplicity and comfort, still continue today in her items. The formula for comfort is efficient: quality fabrics and simple but novel forms.

 

1991: Totón Comella, under the TCN brand, manages to get for swimwear to have its own category in the shows at the Salón Gaudí in Barcelona, unveiling an annual collection.

 

1995: Having the keys to success in the shape of simplicity and comfort, Totón Comella delves into the intimate lines for women’s fashion, with one each for corsetry, lingerie and home-wear, banking on an overall natural, glamorous and sensual look.

 

2000: This year showed her first summer and winter street wear collections labelled  TCN-bis, her first in prêt-à-porter.

 

2001: The opening in Barcelona of her first flagship store TCN at number 12 Mestre Nicolau St. The store is all of a challenge, apart from 200 meters of shop space a showroom of more than 300 meters is revamped.

 

2002: Opening of her second TCN store in Gerona, in one of the streets in the center, more than 150 meters dedicated exclusively to TCN collections.

 

2004: First outlet store at La Roca Village close to Barcelona opens.Plans are made for how to consolidate internationally, while new stores are opened in big cities throughout Spain and Portugal.

 

2006: The launch of MINI TCN marked the big news for the brand this year, the success so stunning that new lines for the next seasons were already foreseen.

 

2008: For the first time TCN shows at the MADRID FASHION WEEK kicking off events on the Cibeles catwalk with their new Autumn-Winter 2009-10 collection.

 

2009: TCN receives the BARCELONA IS FASHION PRIZE this year for their overall business development.

 

2011: November is the month chosen to launch the basic corsetry and lingerie lines ALMA.

 

2012: TCN becomes a total look company, with garments for women for all times of day.

 

2013: TCN opens new markets.

 

COLLECTION - WINTER SEA

The inspiration from TCN’s collection this season comes from a winter storm before the coast, a hard and windy storm.

As for form, this season the gentler volumes stand out in blanket-coats as warm enveloping reference garments. Pencil skirts and very short minis in all fabrics make a comeback. Pants become knitwear, all the classic versions such as chinos and pleated appear in fabrics such as plush or bullet-knit: Baggy taken to the extreme.

 

In terms of color what stands out are strong splashes  on a bottle green, navy blue or burgundy base, but classic TCN colors such as anthracite, white or makeup white are still present. The prints are very sharp but shirt stripes in all versions dominate, and plaid is the starring print, and spots.

 

Prints like ceramics, dandy, tartan or chintz in corsetry, combined with rich sumptuous fabrics like velour or plumetti in flat tones. As for forms the culotte remains the star garment which together with the triangle bra, form the perfect team for a feminine silhouette.

 

 

Brand: TCN
Designer: Totón Comella
Contact: Evelyn Fernández
Address: Rial Bellsolell, 30
08358 Arenys de Munt
Phone number:  +34 937 951 114 Ext. 6
Fax: +34 937 951 688
Web: www.tcn.es 
Facebook: tcn.es
Twitter: tcn.es 
Brand Manager: Jose Mª Donat i Totón Comella
Commercial Manager: Jose Mª Donat i Totón Comella
Email: [email protected]