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BARCELONA FASHION WEEK: BEST BITS

A look at our fave collections at 080.

Earlier this month saw the 21st edition of 080 Barcelona Fashion week and, like an American who’s laid their eyes on their legitimate ID for the first time, it was something truly special.

With over 32,000 people in attendance, the huge event saw loads of designers bringing out their A-game and although everything was amazing, we’ve whittled down a list of our personal highlights this BFW.

Check it out now…

Brain & Beast

Taking home the prize for National 080 Best Collection, Brain & Beast’s “Trilogy, Vol. III / Eclipse /” lineup was one of the most exciting of the week. The third of the series – following “Playback, Vol. I /” about helplessness and “Labyrinth, Vol. II /” on melancholy and loss – this time the focus was on Barcelona-based designer Angel Vilda’s deepest memories, as the collection explored moving from the darkness into the light. With painted faces, bold logos and effortlessly fun designs, the collection was full of energy and a deserved Best Collection winner.

Custo Barcelona

Bringing the fourth day to a close, Custo Barcelona’s “Call me tomorrow” collection was an advance on their SS18 proposal. Experimenting with materials to create an almost futuristic sportswear lineup, the pieces found their inspiration from movements in hip-hop, embracing a street spirit. Super cool and full of energy, the fourth day definitely saved the best until last.

Elena Estaun

While we’re all still in 2018, Elena Estaun is in 2217. Moving us to a new era and a new world for her latest collection, “Atmosphere” is for those who are survivors and fighters. Blending elegance with a badass warrior look, the lineup was divided into four separate groups fighting for the “survival of fashion” – think The Hunger Games, but make it fashion. As Estaun explained, there was “the cyborg district, the urban one, the territory of the savages and the hybrids all defend their canons of completely opposing styles,” but, unlike The Hunger Games, the odds were in all of their favours.

ES Collection

Titled “Dystopia” ES Collection’s latest drop was inspired by – you guessed it – dystopia. Speaking on the concept, designer Carmen Monforte Carde described the collection as an “attempt to warn of the potential dangers of the ideologies, practices and behaviors on which our current societies are built: rampant capitalism, state control, consumerism, dependence on technology and runaway pollution.” Focussing on contrast, the pieces of sportswear and underwear showed differing volumes and textures. Resulting in a “post-apocalyptic survival style”, if we ever get sucked into a nuclear war, you know what clothes you should be wearing…

Pablo Erroz

Pablo Erroz’s collection was goals. Not just because it was amazing, but because it was actually called “Goals” as well. Disregarding gender, the lineup was fluid and flawless with an emphasis on the eclectic. Throwing some serious 90s nostalgia into the mix, it was a unique and stunning collection fulfilling the great expectations that the name of the title suggested.

BARCELONA FASHION WEEK: BEST BITS

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