Monday, 10 December 2012

fine young cannibals

Maria Escoté is certainly a gifted Spanish fashion designer
with a peculiar approach but I must admit I wasn't too impressed
by her previous collections that looked overdressed yet her
latest conversion to pop makes me change my mind: now
I have a soft spot for her playfully young spring-summer 2013
collection smartly called ”Sweet Cannibals”.

Born in Barcelona in an artistic milieu (the city itself is a
boundless chest of treasures), her father a painter, her mother
a fabrics restorer, Maria enrolled in the fashion design academy
interning at Antonio Mirò before moving to London to study at
iconic Central Saint Martins and established her own label
focusing on made-to-order outfits with a discernible 
bias toward drawing.

The collection was unveiled in Madrid at Cibeles fashion week
showing a free-spirited urban-tribal style sourcing from art,
streetwear, books and posters with prints playing the leading
role in a clever mix of wild animals and tropical flowers, polka
dots and rectangles with echoes of African art in tight looks
with miniskirts, skinny pants and biker jackets in black 
and red, gold and silver with fuchsia sparkles.
A compelling take on the eighties!

> all images via the designer's website <

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