7 Feb 2019 - 00:00

Little Creative Factory, brand that made its debut in womenswear in this 23rd edition with “The Makers”, and Antonio Miro, with “Rock”, are the winners of the National Award of the Regional Government of Catalonia for the Best Collection at 080 Barcelona Fashion. Moreover, the young designer Jaime Alvarez, with his brand Mans Concept Menswear and his collection “Road to Goa”, was been chosen the winner of the 080 SEAT Award to Emerging Design in this edition of the runway that boosts the Government of Catalonia, through the Trade, Craftsmanship and Fashion Consortium (CCAM). Finally, the brand Lebor Gabala has been recognized with the Modacc Award to International Brands, organized by the 080 alongside the Catalan Cluster of Fashion (Modacc).

They have been the protagonists of today’s closing of the 080 Barcelona Fashion 23rd edition celebrated at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, an act chaired by the Catalan Minister of Business and Knowledge, Àngels Chacón, who, within the ceremony, has congratulated “the protagonists of fashion, winners and designers, all of you, for your creativity”. The Minister has pointed out the commitment of the Catalan Government to the sector: “we are by your side. One of the challenges is to tie creativity with the talent and the industry”. Chacón has closed the act with an appointment for both the designers and the public with the upcoming summer edition of the 080 runway.

It’s the third time in a row that Jaime Alvarez wins the 080 Award to Emerging Design with his brand Mans Concept Menswear. When heard his name as the winner, the young designer has thanked the award to “the family of the 080”. For his part, Albert Villagrasa, creative director of Antonio Miro, which has won the Best Collection Award ex aequo, has addressed some words to other 080 designers and has thanked “catwalk colleagues like Ángel (Vilda), Oscar Leon and Pablo (Erroz) for the shared support”.

The other ex aequo winner, Cristina Fernandez from Little Creative Factory, has felt emotional when knowing the recognition. She has thanked the jury for “having chosen my collection among others of such much level” and has stated, “When we dream together, dreams come true”. For her part, the winner of the Modacc Award, Maite Muñoz with her womenswear brand Lebor Gabala, has taken her prize visibly moved and has also expressed her words of thanks.
The 080 SEAT Award to Emerging Design, of 15,000 euro, aims to boost the business strategy of the brand to establish itself as a company. In addition, a sample of the winning collection will become part of the Textile and Clothing Museum of Catalonia's collection.  In this 23rd edition it has the support of SEAT, one of the sponsors that make the great event of Catalan fashion possible. For its part, the National Award of the Regional Government of Catalonia for the Best Collection at 080 Barcelona Fashion consists of direct participation in the June 2019 edition of 080 Barcelona Fashion for free.
As for the Modacc Award to the Best Collection of International Brands it consists of direct participation in the summer edition of the 080 runway and a prize valued in 10,000 euro in services from the Catalan Fashion Cluster.
The jury of this 23rd edition, in charge of choosing the winners of the two 080 awards, has been formed by Pilar Pasamontes, historian of twentieth-century fashion and Scientific Fashion Director at the IED Barcelona Higher Design School; Beñat Yanci, stylist and fashion consultant; Manuel Outumuro, one of the most acclaimed Spanish fashion photographers; Francesca Tur Serra, publicist specialized in trends research; and Huma Humayun, fashion editor in Schön! magazine and fashion stylist.
The award ceremony tops off the official programme of this winter edition of the 080 Barcelona Fashion. But tomorrow the OFF programme continues with a charity fashion show by the Ared Foundation that will close one week of fashion and trends that have shown the good state of the Catalan fashion.