The third day of the 080 Barcelona Fashion has had its own name: Dominnico. The designer who has dressed Rosalía, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga or Dua Lipa has closed the catwalk with a massive parade in which he presented the collection dildos with their proposals for next fall. “It is an ode to freedom. The title refers to the dildo and my name –explains the designer minutes before the show. It is a disruptive, diverse collection that advocates for sexual freedom.”
At the entrance to the catwalk, the models came out between two phallic sculptures and moving images of sex toys were projected on the walls “it’s eroticism without being explicit,” he says. The color palette of the 25 presented looks based on their iconic garments (miniskirts, tops, zippers, and belts) moves between red, black, white, pink, and orange. “I have been inspired by artistic currents such as Marcel Duchamp’s Dadaism; concept art by the Chapman brothers; in Anna Uddemberg, Anthony Redmile or the aesthetics of A Clockwork Orange by Stanley Kubrick”
Domingo Fernández Lázaro, the real name of the Barcelona-based designer from Alicante, anticipates that he will soon be able to announce a collaboration with an international singer who is starting a world tour.
Custo Barcelona is another designer of international reference, who has also walked the catwalk just before Dominnico at 080 Barcelona Fashion. The Catalan designer has come after participating in fashion weeks in Santiago de Chile and Los Angeles, in the Coachella Valley. sun o’clock , his collection for this summer, which he has presented in Barcelona, is full of brightness and a fusion of natural and technological materials. “I understand fashion as emotion and with my designs I seek to seduce women”, affirms the Catalan.
The Label Edition presented a collection that “is a continuation of the previous ones, because we are expanding it with small capsules,” explains Veronique von Siebenthal, creative director and founder of the brand together with Laura Johansson. On the catwalk, very feminine garments were seen, in pastel colors, comfortable and, above all, interchangeable with each other. “We only use organic materials and we produce everything in Barcelona, because this way we can better control the entire process and establish a closer relationship with suppliers and workshops.”
The third day of the 080 was opened by two rookie designers such as Compte Spain (the firm of the Valencian designer Santi Rozas) and Paolo Leduc. The traumas that cause nightmares inspired the second collection designed by Compte Spain. “I have reflected my nightmares, which is the loss of teeth, and I have tried to recreate my grandmother’s bedroom with crucifixes and angels and crochet bedspreads.” The result is dark dresses with pearls (teeth), crochet dresses, and padded collars.
Paolo Leduc has counted among the public with the professors of IED Barcelona, where he graduated in 2019. The young designer presented a genderless collection “I give a rogue point to tailoring, which is the basis of my style, adding details such as graffiti or handicrafts”, comments the Catalan designer with a French mother.
The Sevillian Anel Yaos, has returned to 080 where he paraded in 2018. “I have returned because my firm identifies with the values of 080, because I make clothes for people, regardless of gender and size,” he says. the designer. The collection of pastel colors and with a lot of mermaid cut has fabrics such as latex or towel “and I have given a second life to my grandmother’s old quilts.”
David Méndez is the creator of Outsiders Division, a Catalan firm that has debuted at 080 after being awarded on the Madrid catwalk. “The DNA of my firm is clothing for adults who have not grown up and feel like children. And in Treasure chestwhich is the title of the collection, I continue to unite these two worlds with Dalmatian dresses, colored sweaters, coats with painted bears or dogs, crochet details, shirts with lace trim and embroidery, down jackets with sewn landscapes… “I think that there are styles that, although they may not seem so, work very well together.