Photographer: Vincente Serra
Model: Marta Nadal
The inspiration for the collection, and its relationship with the art world, is one of the major arts: architecture. I have chosen a specific style of this - Gothic architecture - and more exactly, the stained glass windows of the cathedrals of that period. I have based the forms and colors, as well as the volumes of the garments, in the aesthetic offered by these cathedrals. Vivid tones to represent light, and black for darkness. Two concepts that transmit to perfection the art and medieval society.
As for fabrics, following a little the line of fabrics of the time, although not of the same material, damask and velvet are the main ones of the collection. Also the decorations of ribbons and trimmings. The making of the garments is artisanal, with most of the stitching of details being entirely by hand. The techniques used for the elaboration of the corsetry, include inner reinforcement with several layers of fabric and metallic bones.
What was it like to compete this year? What would you say to someone who is on the fence about entering next year?
It was a coincidence that I had just made a small collection with this year's theme, and I have encouraged myself to participate. I would encourage everyone to participate.