celebration of fashion | 080 barcelona fashion week roundup

From metallic fabrics to lavish designs, the runway at 080 Barcelona Fashion Week‘s 32nd edition was a true celebration of fashion and its ever-evolving nature. With the captivating Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau serving as the background, the four-day fashion-packed event showcased an array of emerging and established designers who are committed to creating fashion that is both sustainable and ethical. 

Jeans became tops in 080 Reborn’s latest instalment. Having debuted for the first time during the 31st edition, it has once again made waves, reworking denim by combining different washes, creating unique cut-outs, and draping denim effortlessly. 

Showing their FW24 collection, ‘Echoes of Nature’, SIMORRA explores the force of nature through elegant layering and draping. Flowy jackets, see-through skirts, and leather trench coats are enhanced by a neutral colour palette with pops of red, orange, and deep blue. 

Also working with a vibrant colour palette, The Artelier presented ‘When the Night Comes Back’, a collection that realises the feeling of the world pausing at the end of the night. Sheer fabrics, psychedelic prints, and lace detailing are dotted throughout the collection.

Uplifted by the contemporary woman, Escorpion showed their latest collection, ‘Essence of Woman’. Metallic trousers popped against cream halter tops, while coral-striped cardigans matched knitted bra tops. Certain outfits even got an exclusive accompaniment: a woman’s best (furry) friend.

Journey from the desert to Las Vegas through LOLA CASADEMUNT BY MAITE’s SS24 collection titled ‘Motel Arizona’. Showing earthy-toned trench coats with sequined booty shorts underneath, as well as a slew of iridescent and metallic garments, the brand dove into the glitz of the Las Vegas strip.

Cherry Massia presented ‘Eros y Psyche’, a collection displaying the union between the soul and love. Through a cherry red, black, white, and silver colour palette, the brand showed barely-there silhouettes featuring refreshing cut-outs, strappy detailing, and lingerie-inspired lace.

Making a statement with huge floral necklaces adorning floral-printed maxi dresses is Lebor Gabala. Their SS24 collection, ‘Mai Tai’ – a nod to the vibrant cocktail – pushed semi-sheer knitwear, silky trousers, and frilly skirts in orange, lavender, sky blue, and green into the limelight.

In contrast, Paolo Leduc showed their latest collection, ‘Contraband Goods’, which consisted of reconstructed suits, graphic tees, bandanas, and cowboy hats. Inspired by graffiti, rock & punk culture paired with Mexican gang culture, the deep colour palette enhances these themes.

Lilac and bright pink hues shine alongside black, deep blue, and green in Custo Barcelona’s latest winter collection. ‘Welcome to the Other Side’ is comprised of oversized quilted anoraks, metallics, and asymmetrical dresses with cut-outs to ensure Custo customer enters winter in style.

Carlota Barrera’s ‘Core Collection’ includes the genderless and timeless pieces everyone wants in their wardrobe. Effortless white button-ups, tailored blazers, flowy shirts, and pinstripes in a neutral colour palette are simple, but extremely elevated, targeted towards the modern-day traveller.

Swimwear brand Como la trucha al trucho made waves on the runway, showing their latest collection ‘UHLALÁ RESORT’. Inspired by Palm Springs, the brand showed body-hugging maxi dresses, faux fur and feather-lined tops, and silky ombre dresses in pink, orange, blue, and gold metallic.

Redirection, reconstruction, and restarting are what influenced Lemāchet’s newest collection, ‘I am, but’. Tailored menswear with a twist would be the only way to describe the collection featuring suits and ties, skirts over trousers, and oversized button-ups with standout pieces in pastel pink, yellow, and blue.

All That She Loves also embraced pastels in their SS24 collection titled ‘The Lighthouse’. Inspired by the ocean, midday sun, and starry nights of the Costa Brava, sky-blue garments transitioned into orange before purple and metallics. Patterned flowy button-ups and elegant one-pieces were accessorised with giant inflatable pool rings. 

Delving into the elegance, power, and femininity of elves, Nathalie Chandler designed her fall 2023 collection, ‘Urban Elves’. Putting her iconic rebellious spin on the theme, she showed fur coats, oversized jackets, and leather trousers in brown, black, and deep blue with the appearance of deep red and purple. 

Juxtaposing pop culture references with contemporary art, Outsiders Divison presented ‘Extraordinary’, a culmination of the creative director’s various manias and obsessions. Tulle skirts, classic sweaters adorned with child-like prints, and oversized bows were materialised in a primary colour palette.

Another brand celebrating womanhood is Amlul, with their latest collection, ‘The Secret Garden’. Using flowers as a starting point, the brand created silky floral printed dresses, semi-sheer knits, and casual suits in rose red, lavender, and leaf green.

True to DOMINNICO style, the brand incorporated patent leather, pleated mini skirts, and metal hardware into their SS24 collection, ‘MAEMUKI’. Influenced by Japanese culture, steampunk style, and the Kawaii aesthetic, lace details, ribbons, and light pink looks were paired alongside their signature pieces.

Strappy bikinis, micro shorts, and sheer coverups make up the bulk of Guillermina Baeza’s newest collection. Looking at the California coast, the collection, titled ‘Santa Monica’, evokes the feeling of a summer day at the beach with a neutral colour palette enhanced with blue-green hues, violet, and magenta.

Highlighting that everyone is on their own journey, BIELO_OSCARLEON presented ‘The Travellers’. Thin knit cardigans, rain jackets, and walking boots shown in a neutral colour palette are accessorised with travel bags and walking sticks. 

In the spring, the weather is just warm enough to hang clothes out to dry, inspiring Habey Club’s latest collection, ‘May’. Pleats and clips on the shoulders of garments feed into this idea, working with tailored blazers that sculpt the body and silky maxi dresses. 

Exploring masculinity and femininity is at the heart of The Label Edition’s FW23/24 collection, ‘Alterity’. Oversized bows find their way onto balloon-sleeved shirts, and knitted cardigans are paired with matching shorts. 

With their ninth collection, Eńaut presented ‘Estertor’ – translating to ‘death rattle’ – which aimed to examine the loss of breath through a sky blue, black, and white colour palette. Casual suiting, figure-hugging maxi dresses, and draped garments help tell the story.

look. Carlota Barrera

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photography. 080 Barcelona Fashion
words. Amber Louise

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