The thriving fashion scene in Spain has gifted the world with luxury names such as Loewe and Manolo Blahnik, as well as newer brands carving out a niche of their own such as Bimba & lola. Take a look at our guide to the must-have Spanish fashion brands to have in your life (and in your closet), from ready-to-wear, tailoring to couture.
The brand takes its name from dunas (Spanish for dunes) spelled backwards and is inspired by the colours of the desert. It was founded by friends Ana Marroquin and Paloma Canut. ‘We designed a very versatile collection with the idea that Sunad pieces are suitable for any occasion,’ they say. ‘Our shirts are perfect for jeans and loafers, or tailored trousers for more formal moments and denim shorts on holiday.’
Capsule, Carrer dels Banys Vells 6, 08003 Barcelona
Bimba & Lola
Sisters María and Uxía Domínguez launched Bimba y Lola 12 years ago, wanting to produce carefree and colourful fashion. Today, Bimba y Lola has 226 stores in 13 countries and has added ready-to-wear, footwear and handbags to its offering. The autumn/winter 2017/18 collection is inspired by ‘a need for speed’ and features metallic fabrics and colour blocks reminiscent of 80s racing films.
Bimba y Lola, Paseo de la Castellana 204, 28046 Madrid, +34 91 704 5565
Power couple Marga Massanet and Jacobo Cobían set up Masscob in 2003 to revive old-school artisanal techniques and combine them with new technology. ‘We value the importance of creating silhouettes,’ they say ‘so that our style combinations work in harmony with each other but can be adapted to fit any situation, whether work or play.’
Masscob, Carrer de Provenza 268, 08008 Barcelona, +34 93 624 1792
Luxury Spanish brand Loewe has just opened a pop-up store in Ibiza’s Museum of Contemporary Art. This coincides with two exhibitions there: the Guerlain collection and vintage pieces from Paula’s Ibiza boutique. An exclusive capsule collection of nature-inspired pieces will be featured from ready-to-wear and accessories to bags, wallets, scarves, and ‒ ideal for island life ‒ towels and espadrilles.
Museu d’Art Contemporani, Ronda Narcis Putget, 07800 Ciudad de Ibiza, +34 971 300758
The autumn/winter 2017/18 collection of prêt-à-couture label Delpozo marks the 10th showing and five-year anniversary of creative director Josep Font. The brand embraces time-honoured couture techniques for the modern woman and this season it has a particularly impressive approach to volume (read tulle), colour (especially a bold yellow dress) and silhouette. Delpozo was recently invited to show at Paris Couture Week as a guest label by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, a very big deal indeed.
Delpozo, Calle de Lagasca 19, 28001 Madrid, +34 91 219 4038
One of the world’s most celebrated shoe designers, Manolo Blahnik takes embellishment to a new level for autumn/winter 2017/18 and looks to Catherine the Great of Russia and her exquisite taste in jewellery. Ornate leaf-like diamante trims an array of styles including Trionfa pumps, flats and sliders, all in rich sumptuous satin.
Manolo Blahnik, Calle de Serrano 58, 28001 Madrid, +34 91 575 9648