THE CASTING OF THE 080 BARCELONA FASHION CATWALK

23 Jun 2018 - 00:00

On Monday the new edition of the 080 Barcelona Fashion catwalk will kick off. To give life to the new collections, the 28 designers and brands will rely, once again, on a top notch casting with Spanish models that are breaking through around the world.
 
Focusing on the feminine casting, we find names like Ana Arto, who has been the image of such brands as & Other Stories and Net a Porter x Burberry. She has also walked the runway for designers like Tom Ford, Saint Laurent and Moncler.
 
Lucía López is another well-known Spanish model that is gaining popularity worldwide. She has walked in the most exclusive catwalk of all: Paris Haute Couture. Moreover, she has worked for luxury brands like Oscar de la Renta Resort, Dolce&Gabbana, Dior and Valentino, among many others.
 
For her side, Nuria Rothschild, the model that seduced Anthony Vaccarello and walked in his debut fashion show as creative director at Saint Laurent, will take part in 080 Barcelona Fashion for the third time in a row. Rocío Crusset also repeats her presence at the 080 and will show her versatility walking for different brands and designers like Guillermina Baeza, Antonio Miro, Oscarleon, Naulover and Custo Barcelona.
 
Afrodita Dorado is another usual face at the Catalan runway. The model has been developing a great career, being the face of popular fashion brands like Topshop, Max Mara and Uniqlo and walking for big names like Hermès, Balenciaga, Acne Studios, Stella McCartney and Elie Saab.
 
As for the international feminine casting, there are also several names that stand out. Nigerian model Elizabeth Ayodele has walked for Miu Miu, Saint Laurent and Fendi and won’t miss this 22nd edition of the 080 Barcelona Fashion. The Ucranian top-model Irina Kravchenko is another international model that will come to 080. She had her breakthrough in September 2012 opening the Alexander Wang show in New York Fashion Week and since then has been working for top brands like Balenciaga, The Row, Maison Margiela and Thom Browne.
 
Maja Salamon, Olivia Anakwe –the muse of French influential designer Jacquemus- and Phillipa Hemphrey complete the highlights of the women’s casting.
 
Regarding the male casting, there is also a strong presence of national models like Gerard Sabé, from Barcelona, who has has worked for international brands like Balmain, Etro, Emporio Armani and Salvatore Ferragamo. Óscar Kindelan will also attend the 080 after taking part in the main international fashion weeks.
 
Piero Méndez is another usual face of the 080 Barcelona Fashion that will be back in this 22nd edition. Considered no of the 50 best male models, he has walked for Isabel Marant, Lacoste, Missoni, Balenciaga, Prada and Dior, among others. Xavi Serrano will also take part in this 080 catwalk after walking for brands like Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Balmain, apart from being the face of luxury firms like Dolce&Gabbana and Avellaneda. With near 700 K followers in his Instagram account, he is one of the most popular models along with Juan Betancourt, who has around 300 k. The Cuban born model will also be present in this 22nd edition of the 080 Barcelona Fashion and will be walking for brands like Miquel Suay, Mans Concept Menswear, Krizia Robustella and Aubergin, among others.
 
Amidst the international male models North-American Garrett Neff stands put as he will make his debut on the 080 Barcelona Fashion runway after working with brands like Dolce&Gabbana Alta Sartoria, Carolina Herrera and Tommy Hilfiger.
 
From the Netherlands, come models Abel Van Oeveren and Serge Rigvava, both considered one of the 50 best models worldwide. The first one has worked for designers and brands like Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Emporio Armani, Fendi and Dsquared2, while the second has collaborated with Roberto Cavalli, Perry Ellis, Tom Ford, Etro, Haider Akerman and Raf Simons.
 
Closing the highlights of the male casting we find Rhys Pickering, another usual face of the 080 Barcelona Fashion, with 77 K followers in Instagram. The English model has walked for well-known luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Prada, Dior, Dries van Noten and Berluti and, from Monday, will work for emerging brands and designers like Killing Weekend, Z1, Mans Concept Menswear, besides Miquel Suay.