From 11 to 13 September, IFEMA hosted the fifth Momad Metropolis, previewing all the latest trends for Spring/Summer 2016. With visitor numbers up 16%, the trade show has increased the space given over to textiles by 19.8%, and by 30.2% for footwear brands, which have their own pavilion.
Classic floral options return each Spring. Roberto Verino, Escorpion and Sidecar have gone for the most exuberant vegetation.
Messcalino, Niza and Laura Bernal offer more romantic bouquets.
Mamatayoe, Me&Me by Sidecar and Lavand opt for duskier shades.
Ada Gatti and Diktons get it right with bold contrasts of flowers and stripes, while Riverside goes for navy.
Audley and Marila look to a casual approach and Sacha London has smarter styles in shoes for the new season.
Cultural fusion is another trend that’s not going away and is on the way to becoming a wardrobe mainstay. Viriato espouses this casual exoticism in its jacquards, Javier Simorra in die-cut suede and Siyu in artistic prints.
Surkana opts for boho-chic fluidity and Vilagallo for oversize silhouettes in embroidered ponchos.
Sendra Boots has the right shoes for cow-girls, and Coolway for indigenous princesses. Paco Herrero and Pedro Miralles have raised the height stakes.
Knit is a timeless choice with a lengthy tradition in Spain. Veteran companies like Diktons are masters in the art, innovating with surprising laminated effects and raffia. Surkana resorts to jute in its new Natural Collection, with natural and organic fibres.
Relaxed elegance is the choice at knitwear specialist Escorpion. Meanwhile, knits by The Extreme Collection and licenced brand By Devota & Lomba will make its entry in the US in Spring/Summer 2016.
Summer means espadrilles
Espadrilles are another Mediterranean classic. Gaimo, Abarca and Vidorreta offer the most purist interpretation.
Naguisa, Nö Solo Barcelona and Pons Quintana combine traditional jute with other materials for cutting-edge outcomes.
Hispanitas has a stylish garçonne version and Ras and Sixtyseven play with heights.
Comfy and up to the minute
Under sporty-chic, which gets new impetus every season, we’ve included three safe bets: Pedro Miralles Weekend, Cressy and Homers, all of which go for track and EVA soles.
Even Pretty Ballerinas has jumped on the band wagon, while Sixtyseven adds air chambers of runner inspiration and Pepe Castell presents a high-heeled version.
Sneaker fever is still the rage with unexpected designs by Pretty Ballerinas, Pertini and Wonders.
Coolway, Gioseppo and Bass 3D break style records.
As do Laura Azaña, To Be Rebeca Sanver, XTI and Luisetti.
Sporty casual is the style at Slowwalk. Wonders also confirms that elegance is not at odds with comfort.
Cordwainer, Andrés Sendra and Martinelli have shoes for stylish gentlemen.
Mascaró and Pretty Ballerinas have pointy lady-style toes, while Pura López’s degradé python is simply sumptuous.
The colour bursts at Estefanía Marco and Marian. The brand-new partnership between Hannibal Laguna and Mustang has crystallised in a very 70’s collection, filled with buckles and vinyl.
Defined waists and crop-tops give ceremonial dresses a youthful makeover, as seen at Veneno en la piel, Sonia Peña and Ana Torres. Torres’s printed and perforated guipures and 3D neoprene deserve a special mention.
Matilde Cano has tailored bodices and dome skirts, and Carla Ruiz 50’s glamour. Menbur and its jewel shoes add a little evening embellishment.