TCN BRINGS THE FIRST DAY OF 080 BARCELONA FASHION TO A CLOSE

Designers
1 Feb 2016 - 00:00

The Catalan brand TCN has brought the first day of shows to a close in the 17ª edition of the 080 Barcelona Fashion at Casa Llotja de Mar. And the company has done it with a collection that sets a milestone in the brand’s company because prêt-à-porter has been the main focus of the proposal, combined with underwear designs, for which the brand is internationally well-known. On the catwalk, we’ve seen warm coats in wool and cachemir, trousers and tops in cotton and velvet, while the lingerie designs were made in tulle.
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First, and after the opening ceremony, the last edition’s winners of the National Award to Emerging Design, CARLOTAOMS, have been in charge to open the runway. Elisabet Carlota and Elisenda Oms have opened the shows with their collection “Itineranti”, which pretends to take out of context the mountain gear to bring it to urban soil. Unisex, it’s a line declined en black, grey and blue which confirms the avant-garde style of this tandem that convinced the jury last year.
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Afterwards, it’s been the debut of Pau Esteve, who has shown “Dust”, a collection that gets the inspiration from the idea of “living with no limits”. Comfortable and sporty, it’s a urban and cosmopolitan line that includes baggy trousers for him and straight to-the-knee skirts for her.
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Next, it’s been the turn of one of the most familiar names of the 080 Barcelona Fashion: Celia Vela, who won the National Award to the Best Collection last July. As usual, the designer from Figueres has taken her inspiration from a story with characters moved by strong feelings. In this case, the main character is a woman that, due to a crushing pain, decides to leave and shelter in the Centre of Europe where she introduces herself to the fantasy-world of jewellery design. This sumptuous universe reflects on the use of velvet, which is applied here on trousers and bodies that fit perfectly as a second skin. Jacquard and tweed are other materials of this collection declined in a color palette that moves from black to marsala, with touches of powder pink and dark green. The final touch of Celia Vela’s looks has been the jewels designed by per Miranda Konstantinidou, from the internationally-acclaimed luxury brand Konplott.
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Menswear has also been present on the runway thanks to Miquel Suay, who has presented “Eight”, a number that stands for concepts like balance, rhythm and movement. This translates to winding volumes made by natural fabrics as well as technological ones, in a contrast that is cherished by the designer. Tomorrow the action at 080 Barcelona Fashion will bring us more runway shows with the likes of Krizia Robustella and Manuel Bolaño, among others, as well as key activities like the opening of the Barcelona Fashion Showroom and the conference on the exhibit devoted to the Spanish Haute Couture designer Pedro Rodríguez.