Barcelona Fashion Week, drew to a close on Friday, after a week of star studded front rows, gift bags, air kisses, and after-parties. The glitterati turned out in full force to support 080 BCN Fashion Week. After the announcement earlier this year to pack up the now infamous Bread & Butter show, and take it back to Berlin, Fashion junkies were in a desperate need for a quick fix. Picking up where Bread & Butter left off BCN Fashion Week is shaping to be a force to reckon with. With the city supporting it’s latest addition to the international scene, 080 has now become the ugly step sister that’s name is on everybody lips. Taking over Pavilion 8, designers for all over Europe showed at the years fashion week all vying for attention in a market dominated by Madrid. One of the most original Catalan designers that Showed this year was Miriam Ponsa. Showing an incredibly minimal and chic collection, her muted tones and ethereal music reflected her collection simply titled :”Les Trementinaires” Inspired by the traveling healers who wandered Europe in the mid 19th Century, these traveling pharmacies became the way to bring medicinal plants to the far corners of the continent. With mint and lavender placed on the first few rows the smell tinted the air already thick in excitement for the latest of Catalan designers whose work as already permeated Japan, Norway, Italy and Saudi Arabia
In continuing with my coverage of up and coming designers, Miriam will be answering some questions next week about her collection and inspiration. So stay tuned.
After a week of wild parties and the stress of designers vying for the public eye one image seemed to sum up the feeling at yesterdays closing.