In its first edition focused solely on clothing and accessories, the trade fair turned out an ambitious platform for international buyers and press to promote the more than 800 brands that gathered at the Madrid fair.
IFEMA hosted the new incarnation of the Momad Metrópolis
trade fair from February 5-7. With an 18% increase in occupied surface area by comparison to February 2015 (back when it was still jointly showing clothing and shoes), the trade fair has established its status as the main showcase for the Iberian Peninsula’s textile and clothing sector. Fashionfromspain was there to cover the latest Spanish fashion trends that will warm up autumn-winter 2016/17.
Warm winter coats
Outerwear pieces are the key items for winter looks and Spanish brands cover all the styles. Skunkfunk
boasts modern, street-style coats made from recycled PET fabrics. The brand currently aims to implement sustainable fibers in 100% of its textiles by 2020.
Classic knits will keep us from catching cold next season. This was evident in the designs by Pertegaz
, confirming that capes and ponchos will continue to be all the rage. Diktons Barcelona
also flirts with layered volumes, while colors range from the purest of solids presented by Losan
, to Viriato
’s jacquards and Pertegaz
’s polka dots. Patterns are also particularly present in Escorpion
’s flower details and the geometric precision of V&L
Arts & Crafts
Natural materials and artisanal manufacturing processes revitalize the rustic-chic look. Mamatayoe
has firmly undertaken this commitment to recover the art of carefully handmade clothing with a collection inspired by textile workshops. Meanwhile Ana Pallarés
masterfully applies her expert craft to die-cut and braided leather accessories. Lauwood
sublimates the organic nature of wood by combining it with exotic leathers, like shagreen, in its unique bags made entirely in Spain.
Ethnic patterns and bohemian styles have also consolidated their perennial place in the trend cycle, made clear in the designs presented by Surkana
Prepare to hit the cocktail parties draped in intricate jacquards constructed by the refined silhouettes that Laura Bernal
uses to rejuvenate formal wear. Carla Ruiz
stands firmly by solid colors and subtle polka dot patterns in a new minimalist line that still carries with it the inspired navy look of its sophisticated designs. Ana Torres
, Isabel Campos
feature delicate beading and embroidered jewels in their approach to eveningwear. Matilde Cano
stands stylishly astride the line between sensuality and baroque romanticism, while Sonia Peña
opts for classic and restrained glamour.
In accessories, Drap
delivered rococo purses shaped like picture frames and Frandami
’s designs had a futuristic quality to them.
The next trade show will take place at IFEMA from March 4 - 6. For its inaugural edition, Momad Shoes
has already confirmed the presence of 200 direct exhibitors and more than 400 shoe and bag brands.