26 Jun 2018 - 00:00

The brand ES Collection has closed the 2nd day of shows at the 22nd edition of the 080 Barcelona Fashion runway with “Bon Voyage”, a proposal full of contrasts inspired by the 60th anniversary of Denier –the company from which ES Collection was born- and by the Barcelona of that time. An industrial, open and welcoming Barcelona that, because of the number of factories in its Poblenou district, was known as the Catalan Manchester.
The day has kicked off in the morning at the Sant Pau Modernist Enclosure, which has witnessed the debut of the womenswear brand System Action. The brand has presented “The Origin”, a collection that recalls the origins of humanity, when easeness and imperfection were the norm. Organic fabrics and warm colors like ochre and earth define a proposal that opens a new chapter in the history of this brand.

Mans Concept Menswear, winner of the 080 Award to the Emerging Design last winter edition, has been the next on the Catalan runway to present “Mans House” for spring-summer 2019. It’s a collection that looks to the Berlin of the nineties and combines the tailoring rigour with influences of nu rave style that celebrate the freedom of post-Wall Berlin. 
To close the morning shows, Krizia Robustella has presented “Fancy Feast” for spring-summer 2019. The winner ex aequo of the 080 Award to the Best Collection in the last edition remains true to her signature sport deluxe style with oversize designs for men and women in colors like red, purple and pastel tones. Robustella introduces bodycon dresses and blazer for men in a collection in which has collaborated Secretos de Alcoba –hats- and Carla López –bags-.

In the afternoon, the independent design has been the star on the runway. Manuel Bolaño has made his comeback with “Plan B”, his proposal of a continuing and timeless collection, characterized by the essence of the designer: craftsmanship, couture techniques, high quality fabrics and unexpected volumes for a contemporary silhouettes.
Miriam Ponsa has followed with “I have a dream” inspired, according to the designer “on the figure of Martin Luther King and the fight pro AfroAmerican civil rights, which turns into a report of the injustice in the Catalan political process”. The models wore a strap on their mouth symbolizing the repression and t-shirts with messages, unfinished designs and details of ribbons that represent opression.

Txell Miras has offered another high dosis of Catalan independent design with “Clinic”, her collection for spring-summer 2019 inspired on the location of the 080: the old Sant Pau Hospital. However, the designer doesn’t pay attention to its Modernist splendour but to its condition as a space of transit, where life meets death, sick with doctos, pain and hope. Colors like red, green, blue and black represent these different concepts in a collection where cotton is the star fabric.