Josep Abril awarded best collection

31 Jan 2014 - 00:00
Josep Abril awarded best collection

Josep Abril received the 080 Barcelona Fashion Award for his collection 'Reflections'. The minister for enterprise and occupation, Felip Puig, together with the 080's jury members, awarded this morning the best collection of the 13th edition of the Catalan fashion show, which is worth 20,000€. Designer Georgina Vendrell was given the special mention for her collection 'dualismes'. 


The minister congratulated the prize winners and highlited the success of this 080, which he thinks “is a turning point for the creative spirit of the entrepreneurs and designers, the strength and consolidation of the main firms and collections and for the set in which it took place”. Puig emphasised that “the 080 has gained now an international character”. 


The jury of this edition of the 080 Barcelona Fashion was made up of: the international sales advisor for Harvey Nichols Hong Kong in Paris and president of the jury, Son Pham; the fashion consultant for Holt Renfrew-Labert and Associate, Victoria de la Fuente; the stylist, fashion consultant for brands and editor for El País Semanal, Anna Vallès Recasens; the fashion director for Standard Magazine and founder of, Perrine Muller; Idep Barcelona's director and founder of the Barcelona's schools of fashion platform , Oscar Heredero. 


Josep Abril awarded best collection

The winner: Josep Abril for the collection 'Reflections'

The international jury of the 080 awarded 'Reflections' best collection of the current edition of the Catalan fashion event for its creativity, quality and international projection.


Always sticking to his trademark, the Catalan designer presented a collection aimed at urban and elegant men. He remained classic when creating dresses and coats, but he dared to experiment with unstructured jumpsuits and dungarees. In terms of colour, Josep Abril banked on black (checkered patterns superposed on coats and shirts) and on light blue and ice grey. Navy blue could be found in knitted wool jumpers.


Special mention of 080's jury to Georgina Vendrell


The collection 'dualismes', by Georgina Vendrell, stood out for being based on contrasts, dual in the union of opposed concepts. The result instilled harmony and balance. A mix of materials and finishes could be found in wool, synthetic leather, neoprene and circular knitted fabrics, in which black, grey and blue hints predominate. 

080 Design Contest

For the fourth consecutive time, the 080 Barcelona Fashion, together with the Catalan fashion schools, organised the 080 Design Contest, which nourished the catwalk with its own merchandising products. Current and former students of the fashion schools participated in this season's edition of the contest.


Sabine Schwindling's work won the competition in this occasion. Her design will be on sale from the next edition of the event (July 2014), printed on a T-shirt.