Guillem Rodriguez, selected finalist of the Hyères’ Fashion Festival

26 Mar 2015 - 00:00

The Catalan designer Guillem Rodriguez has just added a new success his unstoppable career. Despite his youth, this creator considered one of the brightest from the 080 Barcelona Fashion, where he debuted at 21, doesn’t cease to win new awards and recognitions, the latest being elected as a finalist in the well-known Fashion and Photography Festival of Hyères which celebrates its 30th edition from the 23rd to the 27th of April. A very important competition in the fashion industry as this window to upcoming talents had seen the rise of now established designers like Viktor&Rolf, Gaspard Yurkievich and Felipe Oliveira Baptista.

With Chanel as the brand guest and Karl Lagerfeld as the creative director, the jury’s chair of this edition will be Virginie Viard, Chanel’s Creative Studio Director, and will host celebrities with the likes of the Princess of Hanover, Caroline de Maigret, architect and designer India Mahdavi, actress Anna Mouglalis, fashion journalist Loïc Prigent, editor Carine Roitfeld, music Sébastien Tellier, designer Anthony Vacarello, sculptor Joana Vasconcelos and editor Olivier Zahm.
The young Guillem Rodriguez is the only Spanish finalist among the ten selected in the Fashion category –there are 10 more in Photography-. And after analyzing his amazing career there is no doubt that he has serious options of winning the award. This youngster from Barcelona studied Fashion Design at BAU School and with his first collection named “Romantycs” he won the ModaFAD Award as the best designer in 2013. That same year he presented his collection “Vulnerables” on the 080 Barcelona Fashion catwalk with which he was named the best young fashion designer in the ANDE Awards. Finally, in the 14th 080 Barcelona Fashion edition he managed to get a new recognition: the Jury’s Mention of Honor for his collection “Manifesto” to dress the man in this Spring-Summer 2015. On April we’ll know if he adds a new award to his spectacular journey although it goes without saying that it’s already a huge success to have been chosen to participate in this event, where the industry most-powerful popes come to discover new talents for the established luxury fashion companies.