MENCHEN TOMAS closes the fourth day of shows at 080 Barcelona Fashion

Designers
2 Jul 2015 - 00:00

With their collection “Identities” for Spring-Summer 2016 designers Olga Ronquillo Menchen and Francesc Grau Tomas from fashion brand Menchen Tomas wanted to turn iconic pieces from the men’s closet into the woman’s shape. To do so, they’ve used different ways to bring some smoothness and movement: from fabrics like georgette and lurex brocades to pleats and embroidery techniques as well as suave colors like light green and light pink.
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In the morning, another familiar name of the Catalan fashion scene as is Georgina Vendrell has presented “Urban Warrior”. For next spring 2016 she imagines a contemporary man with a futuristic vision through the use of technical materials and new textures. Oversize pieces, volume game and layering contribute to give a urban and eclectic style to the masculine wardrobe.
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Edgar Carrascal has followed on the runway with an opposite collection for men despite the similar name. The last edition newcomer has presented “Warrior S/S 2016” which is inspired by violence and the hope for peace expressed through the pattern design, the outerwear pieces which show their interior, with outstanding linings and finishing touches, buttoned in a surprising way and with unexpected cuts.
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On another note, this edition’s newcomers Como un Pez en el Agua have been the next ones to present their collection “Swimwear over the rainbow”. With a strong pin-up look, the collection by designers Raquel Perez and Sandra Puig introduces a retro and sexy feel to swimsuits and bikinis with fruity prints and the use of frills and vintage shapes.
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Later on, it’s been the turn for Aldomartins and their collection “Artistry” based on the company’s leitmotiv: the prints. It’s a very feminine collection with a mystical and bohemian touch thanks to the wasted colors and earthy hues which are paired with aquatic tones like electric blue, oxide red and ochre, creating an alternative palette with a retro and mix of cultures feel.
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“Holiday Dreams” is the name of the collection by Punto Blanco which has followed on the Catalan runway. Theintimate apparel and swimwear brand for men gets the inspiration from the sunny summer days: time to travel to dreamy beaches and the blue ocean with comfortable boxers and shorts. Navy prints, violet colors and red, black and white touches combined with neons mark a summer collection which is chic and cool.
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To close the morning shows, Miquel Suay has been the next one on the catwalk. In his case, he looks to the dome of the Human Rights 20th hall of the United Nations building which is an artwork by Miquel Barcelo which stands for a sea in movement, a cave and a hopeful message. Therefore his line is based on blues, whites and primary colors like yellow, red, green and violet; the fabrics are natural like linen and embroidered cottons and the volumes are wide and comfortable.
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In the afternoon, Naulover has opened the shows with their collection “Afrodizzia”, which is inspired by the colors of the desert and tribal prints. It shows extreme combinations which mix knits with silk and viscose and strong lines that create unexpected volumes and embrace the body of the exotic giraffe women.
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With a very different style, Justicia Ruano has followed with her proposal “Monet’s garden” where she faces to creative challenges: the study of visual textures in black and white; and the study of color through other more smooth fabrics which allow sheers, layerings and pictorial patterns. The floral print is the main character in Chantilly and guipure as well as the designs with volume.
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Manuel Bolaño’s fashion show has been the next stop on the calendar. The acclaimed designer has presented “The Diary of a wolf girl” where, as usual, he starts with a poetical premise found in a naïve text where the night, the moon and the stars are the setting of the story. With this starting point, Bolaño presents a man and woman’s collection with layering and oversize silhouettes applied to pieces like skirts, dresses, sweaters and raincoats. The materials used are cottons, silks, jean, knits, jacquards and high-tech fabrics. As usual in Bolaño’s aesthetics, there are details which stand out for their uniqueness like the embroideries and the funny plush wolves stitched in some of the designs.