This summer I boarded a plane to one of our favourite destinations, Barcelona, though it’s probably more known for its food and culture than it’s fashion. However, while it may not be as known as the more globally attended as New York Fashion Week or even London, Barcelona’s week long event is growing each year and is becoming more and more one an event that’s not to be missed.
080 Barcelona Fashion Week differs from the main fashion weeks in size and scale but it has its unique perks, the setting being one advantage this year, taking place in the stunning Recinte Modernista De Sant Pau with all the shows residing in one glorious location. Another is the general atmosphere – helped by the amazing food and wine at the pre and post-show parties. Forget running from show to show getting lost on various metro systems, failing to flag down a cab and turning up to shows looking a hot mess, between shows at 080 Barcelona you actually have a chance to refresh and take in the shows you have just seen.
Backstage at 080 Barcelona Fashion Week
080 Barcelona Fashion Week shows the mens and womens collection simultaneously but running after LFWM’s this year really made me take notice of the mens fashion this time around. My personal favourite show has and will possibly always be Brain and Beast‘s. Maybe it’s the Brit in me but I love a brand that has a rebellious streak and dares to be different. This season the collection had touches of a Vetements vibe with the inclusion of tongue in cheek logos and disjointed fabrics with a deconstructed feel.
While the majority of 080 Barcelona Fashion Week is a lot more ready-to-wear with collections from Custo Barcelona and smaller brands like Antonio Miro and Pablo Erroz able to be worn straight off the runway, they still maintain the fun factor. I really liked the polka dots within the Antiono Miro collection and the clear Perspex through Erroz’s.
We took some behind the scenes snapshots from the week’s event, be sure sure to check them out below.
The next 080 Barcelona event runs from 29th Jan – 2nd Feb 2018. More details here.