Another edition of Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week comes to a close and it is with a sinking heart that I realize that not one single collection has made my hair stand on end or left me breathless. A few pieces stood out and really shone with creativity, but on the whole, there was a lack of heart, of verve, of magic and showmanship. Where is Spanish fashion headed? Is the crisis really hitting so hard as to create this lack of courage and spirit in the designers? I long for the days past when true tailoring and talent blinded us on the Spanish catwalks. I remember looking forward to seeing the proposals from the emerging fashion designers during El Ego. Now it just makes me cringe. Of course, what can be expected when Burger King is the official sponsor…
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Metallics, pastel shades, the 1940s and 1980s all seemed to be vying for attention on the second day of Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week. Davidelfin was the only designer to send slightly quirky garments down the runway and having said that, his collection was less powerful than usual. Conclusion so far? Fashion designers seem to have lost heart, lost faith, everything seems bland.
Summer finally seems to be remitting somewhat and that can only mean one thing: the whirlwind of international fashion weeks. As so much attention is paid to NY, London, Milan and Paris, I’m going to focus on Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week which started this Friday 16th. In the past, I have driven myself into the ground trying to cover every single catwalk show, which I just don’t have the strength for after this turbulent summer. I’ll be sharing some lovely photos of my favourite shows of the day and sharing some thoughts.
The future looks black… Once again, designers are throwing us proverbial black for a/w 2011-12. The 53rd edition of Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week kicked off yesterday. Most of last season’s shows were lacking that important key element of creativity; this edition is missing some very important names, such as Antonio Alvaredo, Elio Berhanyer, Lydia Delgado and Miriam Ocariz. As Spin continues completely immersed in financial crises, certain fashion houses have just not been able to keep up with the same frenetic rhythm. The future seems bleak, as black as the omnipresent shade on the catwalk.