Designer Carlos Diez sent male models down the catwalk in thick knit leggings, skin-tight leather shorts and thigh-high boots. The girls slipped into bold monochrome jumpsuits, capes and cable knit skirts.
While Maria Escote went all dark and stormy. Showcasing dramatic graduated dresses and coats – some flowing in black chiffon and adorned with stacked tribal necklaces – others in thick fringing with fur stoles. There were a few bursts of colour with wildlife motif dresses and orange-flecked jackets.
LE used lycra, leather and knitwear for their boxy structural pieces –trousers, jackets and dresses in a selective colour palette of black, grey and blue.
At Etxeberria, men were dressed in muted greys and beiges, the show – called 'The skin in which we live', used furs and animal skins with tweed and pinstripe suits.
Gori De Palma had rockabilly-quiffed models strutting to a live band in biker jackets and studded leather shorts teamed with very see-through chiffon shirts.
Given the amount of originality and imagination on display, it seems crazy that the international fash-pack bypass it year after year. Keep an eye out for the next one in September.
Words: Emma Hurwitz
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