Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week Madrid Fall-Winter 2017-18 edition dazzled with a great number of remarkable collections by the Who-Is-Who of Spanish designers,complete with fashion shoes and accessories made specifically for the occasion, in collaboration with some of the best Spanish shoe brands.
Spanish fashion has become a recognized voice at the Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week in New York City, also known as the New York Fashion Week. For the last few years, it has been represented by the trio of Desigual, Delpozo, and Custo Barcelona. Of the three, Custo has been making the trip over the pond the longest. Desigual and Delpozo are more recent additions that have also gotten off to a good start.
English touch tends to fare extremely well in Spanish fashion, often blossoming into things of remarkable beauty. The cross-channel magic was on full display in the Spring-Summer 2017 collection by Ulises Mérida, presented on September 17 at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, which is wrapping up today.
The heels of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid took the stage at Spain's most important fashion show from February 18 to 23, 2016. Here are my favorites shoes and accessories from the Fall-Winter 2016-17 collections.
Madrid's Magnificent Three is the best way I can describe my favorite moments of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid. This Spring-Summer 2016 season quite a few collections took my breath away. That said, I also have a preference for the designers who work in collaboration with the shoe brands I feature. Here are three couturiers that are not only super talented but who also went with a Spanish shoe designer to complement their collections.
At the most recent Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid, the Francis Montesinos Spring-Summer 2016 runway show titled "A Flor de Piel"(translated as "High-Strung" or "On the Edge") featured two exciting and mutually enhancing collaborations. The veteran Spanish Western and motorcycle boots maker Sendra provided the stunning flower-embroidered boots that go equally well with bohemian knits and flowing flamenco-inspired silk robes, while Gene Simmons himself, the bass guitarist of the legendary rock band Kiss, added genuine hard rock elements to the collection by providing his likeness and his signature, as well as honoring the front row with his presence.
As a fashion trend, gold continues to rise (not so on the stock market). Mirror-effect gold, textured gold, old gold, pale gold, gold leaf, gold in all possible combinations is seen everywhere in the fashion world. Delpozo, a Spanish fashion house that is gaining enormous international following embraced the trend in its Summer 2016 collection, which was shown at the New York Fashion Week this past Wednesday.