Tomorrow the 73rd edition of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid, Madrid’s international fashion show, officially kicks off and it does so ahead of other capitals and holding face-to-face shows, although with a significant decrease in the number of attendees due to the pandemic. A pity that the great work of the designers is not surrounded by an enthusiastic public, which is always appreciated.
And before Madrid is decked out in fashion everywhere, the designer Moisés Nieto serves us one of the best appetizers: his collection. Outside ‘theoretically’ the official calendar of Madrid Capital of Fashion, which encompasses the MBFWMarid gateway and also Madrid Is Fashion, which will run from April 8 to 15, the designer from Jaén meets us in the heart of the Salamanca neighborhood, Villanueva Street, to show us his proposals for autumn winter 2021/2022. «Thus, autumn / winter 21/22 collection, no name. For more than eight years my collections have no name. I leave that for the songs, the books … but not the collections, “he says while showing us his garments displayed on mannequins. An exhibition that takes us to how collections were displayed at the beginning of centuries. There were no models, there was no show, there was no show.
Of the 24 proposals, we highlight the simplicity, both in pattern and prints. They are simple colors, one color, except for the use of old tapestries, which he has turned into a scarf skirt, pure simplicity, and the rest of the tapestry has been used for spectacular boots and eight bags. “What gave the tapestry”, shows us.
With only ten years in the world of fashion, the couturier has managed to be recognized nationally and internationally. Valued with awards since its inception, yesterday, without going any further, he collected from the hands of the vice mayor, Begoña Villacís, the award that was postponed due to the pandemic since September of last year, the Madrid is Fashion award. On its shelves hang the best awards in the world of fashion, but one that marked him, or may have been in his blood before the award, has been that of MFShow by Ecoembes Laboratory. The world of recycling, of sustained fashion, of non-pollution is a struggle in which it has risen “and I am not going to get off,” he says.
His approach is an important wardrobe and not crazy and polluting consumerism. We are living past times, of the 50’s, because of the pandemic and we are working hard to get ahead, “so this collection is a reuse collection. I have modified my clothes, I have given them a different touch. Cotton blouses, post-war inspired tailoring, blazer without shoulder pads, overalls, trench coats, wool and faux fur coats, and lots of denim. “
It has been a collaboration with Royo fabrics, denim in black and blue, but that is ecological, does not pollute. The washing water from these highly polluting garments has been removed. And with it he has made pants, pleated skirts, shirts … A revolution in denim that seems to be here to stay.