The FW15 collection is inspired by three aspects of Spanish culture; Guerra Civil, Torero Juan José Padilla & Flamenco dance.These three starting points are activated by W. Eugene Smith’s photo essay entitled ‘Spanish Village’. This moving photographic portrait of daily life in rural Spain during the rule of dictator Francisco Franco first appeared in LIFE magazine in 1951. Smith’s photographs of life in the little village of Deleitosa reveal a simple community centred around the rituals of their Catholic church.
The collection is built on a pared back silhouettes in a monochromatic palette with flashes of vibrant red. Asymetric ruffles and hemlines inject drama echoing the movement of the traje de flamenca. Chiffon, brocade, and cashmere wool are combined in a subtle, feminine way.