Barcelona Fashion Week

Posted on 23 January 2012 in Barcelona, always!

The inauguration of the “Hall of Fame“, an exhibition of photographs from Vanity Fair on Passeig de Gràcia, kicks of this year’s Barcelona Fashion Week, which features even more activities than before. Besides, Avinguda Maria Cristina has a display of work by Manuel Outumuro, an industry expert, for Marie Claire.

The Brandery winter 2012

The Brandery winter 2012

Several new initiatives are joining the urban fashion show, The Brandery, which opens on 27 January, the 080 Barcelona Fashion catwalk, which this year will be in the Gothic setting of the Plaça del Rei, and the pioneering ModaFad catwalk, dedicated to up-and-coming designers.

One of the new events this year is BeCo, the first ethical fashion platform in Spain, which aims to set up and promote sustainable projects in the fashion industry. This new platform, which champions issues like workers’ rights and products used to manufacture fashion goods.

Although it won’t be taking place until 5 and 6 February, the new show Little Barcelona also forms part of Fashion Week. This new event has an international profile and will bring together 50 brands drawn from the children’s fashion industry, as well as from related areas like the decoration and furniture sectors.

The 080 Barcelona Fashion catwalk, from 25-28 January, will showcase the work of 25 brands and designers, including Desigual, taking part for the first time. TCN will raise the curtain on 080, for which the special guest this year is Pierre Cardin, one of contemporary fashion’s true greats.

The Brandery Catwalk, which is circular, allows visitors to see the exhibitors’ designs in movement. Custo, Replay and Superdry are just three of the 40 brands parading there.

Fangoria, The Zombie Kids, 2manydjs and Dorian concerts are set to perform at the trade fair site and tickets to their performances include entry to the fair the same afternoon.

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