Welcome to Madrid Fashion Week S/S 2013
Madrid Fashion Week means one thing -- fashion season is taking off around the world!
And while this Spanish fashion week is first in line, it stirs less hype than its big sisters in New York, London, Milan, and Paris. FashionTV says thats no good reason for fashion lovers around the world to miss the parade of color burst and irreverent style showcased by designers who showcase in Spain.
Madrid -- the Spanish city of fiestas, flamenco, flamboyance, and fashion. And nowhere does this become more prominent than on the catwalk, where color and passion comes in layers and swathes, draped on the models like every show is their last. So it’s little surprise that when Madrid Fashion Week came around, so did the art of Frida Kahlo, whose performance featured heavily in the game of inspiration.
Maya Hansen Meets Frida Khalo
Maya Hansen, was born and raised in Madrid and created her fashion brand in 2006, initially designing gothic-style corsets inspired by patterns, materials, and textiles from the early 20th century. It was her A/W 2011 “Queens of Spain” collection that put Hansen firmly on the fashion map, with her bold designs catching the eye of stylists around the world, and even saw Lady Gaga wearing some pieces from the collection.
For her S/S 2013 show at Madrid Fashion Week, Hansen sent models down the runway as the mirror image of Mexican painter, female icon, and visionary Frida Khalo. The “Skully Tulum” collection saw models dressed in tight body suits and corseted dresses of color, pattern, and Day of the Dead inspired prints. Hansen even went one step further and gave the models Frida’s iconic unibrow and braided hairstyle they walked the catwalk.
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada: More Than Fashion
Over the top? You decide. Spanish designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada is known for her surrealist take on fashion, and once again confirmed that fashion can be entertainment, as models took to the catwalk with this spectacle of a show. Models wore pink netted hearts over their heads, some dressed as stars, others wrapped candy, others flowers, and then there was the umbrella-skirt-being-rained-on-by-stormcloud ensemble. Need we say more? Take a look for yourselves.
Juanjo Oliva the Darker Side
Juanjo Oliva famed for his wedding dresses and evening gowns, moved to the darker side with his S/S 2013 collection. The collection revealed retro versus futuristic silhouettes, in shades of black, smoky beige, and geometric prints, accessorised by bronze belts and shoes. The long black evening dresses were donned by sultry looking models - a far cry from the colorful parade of bright and bold, however, true to Spanish-style, actress Rossy de Palma walked and performed on the runway, striking a number of poses, which certainly added an element of drama to the atmosphere.