Politics and fashion, just like oil and water, should not be mixed, likewise independent and commercial. It has now been more than a week since the start of the eighth, and most controversial, edition of 080 Barcelona Fashion. A few have been very open with their critiques, others have opted to remain silent and many have preferred to turn a blind eye to the recent turn of events. Barcelona has a long history of a vibrant and booming fashion industry and it is heart-breaking to see how two steps are taken forward to then move ten steps back.
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The young girl is starting to grow up and hold her own with some the others that have been around for quite a lot longer. Joyfully full of colour as always, the Krizia Robustella collection was different this time, with concepts, fabrics and references being more tightly pulled together.There was no lack of quirky motifs but there was an underlying unity that made the pieces pop.
Such is the tragedy, that Manuel Bolaño’s models cried drops of pure ink upon living through this past edition of 080 Barcelona Fashion. Inflicted and wounded possibly beyond repair, the independent designers showed their collections alongside other commercial brands. The press seems to be ignoring the ridiculousness of the situation, while attention and money are carefully placed on furthering ties with The Brandery. But enough about that for the moment, it’s not fair to heap everything together in a post about Manuel Bolaño’s magnificence as a designer.
Spring finally seems to be here for good and with the new month comes a new article in Barcelona Metropolitan magazine. If you click on the image above, the photo pops up in a larger size, so you can actually read my column. The subject is 080 Barcelona Fashion and the uncertain future that fashion designers face in Barcelona and all over Spain.
The last day of 080 Barcelona, meaning that the uncertain future is looming closer and closer. There is one more edition this fall and then… what will happen? Will the little bit that has been achieved be swept away yet again? How can each change of government wreck such havoc on Moda Made in Catalunya?