Exploring fashion trends AROUND THE GLOBE, it’s impossible to ignore bright and colorful Spain. For foreigners this country is known for its football lovers, warm seaside, crazy bull “fiestas”, brilliant pieces of art and, of course, cool clothing – ViVA ESPAñA!
Difficult to imagine, but black was dominant in the 19th century. Spanish aristocrats loved to wear black color to highlight the conservative Catholic traditions. Slowly, but surely Catholic church lost control over the life of the country and many areas began to develop faster and easier. Thus, Spanish textile production boosted with colors and great diversity. Now, being part of common European market, Spanish design is well known abroad and widely traded all around Europe. Besides low-cost brands, Spain’s exclusive labels are also highly competitive on the international fashion market. One of the famous luxury fashion houses in Paris was founded by the Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga. Christian Dior called this uncompromising and honest couturier “the master of us all”.
Spanish design at RAGFAiR is represented by contemporary brand Handle drop., founded by three anonymous designers. The highest quality leather bags express elegance and harmony through finding a balance between metallic geometry and pure materials.
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