At the 080 Barcelona Fashion Show I had the opportunity to not only enjoy the designer Celia Vela’s show as you could see in the previous post, but also could explore and meet local designers at their pop-up stores.
Here are some of my favourites that I discovered:
Formentera Lady & Co
The designer Claudia D’ Anca was inspired to create jewellry on the island Formentera. She lived there for many years and the magic island helped her to transform her emotions into forms and colours. That is why she created her first jewellry collection inspired by the beautiful small island Formentera.
And since then, all Formentera Lady & Co jewellry collections have been inspired by the natural beauty of the island and its flowers and colours. Her designs are also influenced by her love for Art-Deco, Orientalism and African Art.
Every single piece is made with great care and attention, which makes them special and unique.
The designers of Tass Joies find inspiration from many different places for their collection, and the breathtaking results can be seen in their jewellry creations that are shaped like islands, trees, dreams etc. The unique jewellry is made of high-quality materials like silver, gold and is designed and made in Barcelona.
If you want to see more of their amazing designs check out: http://www.tassjoies.com/es/joyas#!joyas/c1p9k
Alexia Grustan brings old and used textiles back to life.
Alexia Grustan wanted to do something to symbolise a protest against the throwaway society we live in and give used clothes a second chance. With her ambition and her creativity she started to recycle used textiles and to create something new out of them.
All her exclusive items including bags, necklaces, bracelets, belts and accessories for shoes are recycled and handmade.
I felt in love with her designs and I totally support the idea of recycling. I myself recycled one necklace. You can find the post: La Kukita’s style – Handmade Recycled Jewelry
To find out more about her, have a look at the website: http://www.alexiagrustan.com/
Nowadays if you want to find high-quality shoes that are still 100 per cent handmade, you have to search hard. So it’s good that the Spanish brand La Juana offers handmade quality shoes. The story behind the brand is amazing as well as the designs themselves.
In 2010, when the crisis hit the country, many people lost their jobs and so did Juanvi, Alex and Natalia. To fight back against the crisis, the three friends had the brilliant idea to make high-quality shoes. They went to study and practice traditional shoemaking processes and their origins. Finally, the brand La Juana was born.
Since then, the shoes have been produced entirely in Spain, using high-quality materials. The designs are a mix of Mediterranean and Modern style and come in any given colour.
If you stop by their little workshop in Salzadella, Castellón and pick the color and the type of shoe you would like to have, they will make a personalised and exclusive shoe just for you.
Have you even wished to have one dress and transform it into several different ones? The brand Milles offers multifunctional dresses which you can easily transform into around 10 different looks!!
Next to the multifunctional dresses they have beautiful heart cut out shirts.
Have a look at their online shop: www.Milles.es