One of the highlights of the Spanish fashion calendar has passed again, here are the highlights of its 2022 edition…
As night falls on Europe’s premier fashion event, 080 Barcelona, for another year, Spain’s shores have once again proven themselves to be the Mecca of fashion innovation. Featured in mesmerizing collections of womenswear, menswear and genderless, vibrant palettes, decadent ruffles and icy streetwear were among the style motifs we discovered on the catwalk.
Never one to shy away from a recap of the best bits, we’ve compiled our favorite catwalk looks for you to devour, without having to fly to Barca in the process, although we wouldn’t blame you if you did. .
However, head below to enjoy front-row seating from the comfort of your own home now…
The womenswear brand, led by Barcelona-based fashion designer Olga Menchén who previously made clothing for theatre, film and TV, showcased ‘The Rat Pack’ collection at this year’s event. A tribute to actors and musicians of the 50s and 60s, his creations, made exclusively in Spain, mix sartorial cuts, bright colors, sequins and even fedora hats.
40 years after the fashion game, the avant-garde brand launched exploration in its “Nomad” collection. Inspired by fearless and curious women, the collection was an outerwear fiesta with pastel puffer jackets, suede raincoats and quilts on the catwalk. A new dimension of winter dressing has been unveiled, and it’s safe to say that we’ll be channeling that energy when updating our winter wardrobe.
Famous brand Escorpion was behind some of the most dynamic cuts in the 080 show this year. Their “Euphoria” collection was pure encapsulation of the word, driven by bold color combinations, random pairings and glorious juxtapositions. Tartans, sequins, feathers and shine, the brand has really brought sunshine to its SS23 collection.
The genderless designer brought a collection of post-modern utilitarians inspired by outdoor activities. Playing with cuts of classic work jackets and sailor’s clothes of yesteryear, in hues reminiscent of those of the seabed and rocky terrain of South America, the collection was a symbol of the brand’s history. Offering wearable, stylish and functional fashion, with endless stories, MARTÍN ACROSS once again captivated attendees on their catwalk.
After having presented in 2018 and 2019 at MBFW Madrid and presented collections in London and Madrid, Reveligion arrives in Barcelona with its “Outsider” collection. Decadent ruffles, flowing dresses and floaty fabrics characterize this collection, with a moodboard driven by sea breezes and the beauty of natural landscapes.
Gloria Lladó, a graduate of Central Saint Martins, brought the eikō ai brand to Spanish territory with her “Underwater” collection for Fashion Week 080. Borrowing from the fantasy of the kingdom of the deep sea, the brand brought a minimal and ethereal elegance, characterized by soft satins, warm sequins, ruffles, jacquard and lightweight fabrics on the catwalk. Turquoise, lavender, silver, pink and neutral shades dominated the color palette of this dreamy fashion getaway.
The award-winning Barcelona brand brought geometry in abundance with “Vanishing Points”. Playing with shapes and contrasting vertical lines, there were strong mainstays throughout the garments, rich tones like chocolate, mustard, camel, stone, black and red stole the show.