Barcelona prêt-a-porter: Fifty years of fashion

Barcelona expoI have passed in front of the Palau Robert a few times over the last months and always felt the curiosity to visit its latest exposition: Barcelona Prêt-à-porter 1958-2008. Finally, this week I managed to make some time and visit it.

Located at Paseo de Gracia, the exposition is structured around the material held in the Antoni de Montpalau textile Collection.Barcelona prêt-a-porter

Timeline fashionThis expo looks back at 50 years of the recent history of prêt-a-porter fashion in Catalonia, from 1958 to 2008. “This period saw the introduction and consolidation of the design and manufacture mass-produced ready-to-wear clothing, a phenomenon that revitalized the textile industry in Catalonia and which was embraced by the major haute-couture fashion houses and high-end and low-cost clothing manufacturers, as well as small-scale couturiers and tailors, designers and boutiques”- affirmed Josep Casamartina i Parassols, exhibition curator.Barcelona fashion

Designers such as Lydia Delgado, Teresa Helbig, Arman Basi, Purificacion Garcia. Javier Simorra, Sita Murt and brands like Etxart & Panno, Mango and Desigual, showed their designs in this exhibition.

Over 300 pieces will be displayed during the 9 months that the exhibition will run for. This will be refreshed on two occasions: October 2013 and January 2014.

Fashion timelineThe expo was well organized with a timeline perfectly explained and multiple videos with interviews and runways to understand the evolution of prêt-a-porter.

Pronovias, Manuel Mota 2005

Pronovias, Manuel Mota 2005

I urge you to visit this expo while visiting Barcelona, it is a must for fashion lovers.

Antonio Berardi

Antonio Berardi

Jean-Paul Najar 2000-2004

Jean-Paul Najar 2000-2004

 

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Monica Cordera´s necklaces

Monica CorderaI find necklaces as one of the most important complements when styling an outfit. That´s why I always look for pieces that are different than the rest and that can boost any look I wear.

In my continuous search for independent designers with great taste I found out Monica Cordera, a Spanish designer who has made a name inside the fashion world.

Last week I made my first purchase on her complements, as she also has clothing, and I have to say I loved them both. The flowers necklace was just perfect. It is easy to mix and style and it has this feminine touch that I love. On the other hand, I also bought a colorful necklace that can be either for day or night or formal to informal.

Monica Cordera

Monica Cordera

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monica Cordera is definitively going to be on my shopping list each collection. Do you like her style?

 

Suki Waterhouse

Suki WaterhouseNot only is she a model, actress, photographer and composer, but she is also Bradley Cooper´s latest conquest. She is Suki Waterhouse.

Her hipster style mixed with the 60’s aesthetics with a grunge finale has this je ne sais quoi that differs her from any celebrity. Always adding a feminine touch to her styling, Suki finds attitude as the best accessory.

As part of the fashion industry with several campaigns as Saas&Bide, H&M, Balenciaga and Burberry, she affirms that reinventing herself is what she most enjoys about fashion.

This it girl can be frequently spotted with Cara Delevingne, Georgia May Jagger and Alexa Chung at the top events, but also with her Burberry trench, creepers from Union Jack and a classic British cap, which are her musts.It girls

Suki Waterhouse not only has the man but she’s also got the look!

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Gala González

Photo by Ruben vega

Photo by Ruben vega

She is a well renown blogger, DJ, fashion designer and also Adolfo Dominguez’ niece: she is Gala Gonzalez.

With a great sense of fashion and an amazing taste, this Spanish style icon has appeared in publications such as Vogue, Elle and in international campaigns as Loewe, H&M and Mango. Her blog Amlul has captured the attention in the fashion industry becoming the encyclopedia of the blogosphere.

Her unique style and effortless looks make her a reference when it comes to street style. From boho to classic and girly to sexy, Gala has an eclectic facet that makes her even more interesting.Milan street style

This je ne sais quoi that she owns naturally is the reflection of a girl who loves fashion, and fashion loving her. Gala Gonzalez´s got the look.

 

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