080 Barcelona Fashion is always ready to surprise us. Last year placing the runways in Hospital San Pau and for the recent Spring Summer 2016 catwalks it was the Olympic Stadium -Lluis Companys, a competitive venue that turned into a chill out garden with gourmet drive in food caravans VIP lounge bars and a cool fashion and accessory market.

…and then of course the Olympic size runway that went from one side to the opposite, where Barcelona based designers like TCN, Custo, Lebor Gabala, Txell Miras, Miriam Ponsa, Josep Abril, Sita Murt, Celia Vela, Yerse, Krizia Robustela, Menchen Tomas, Manuel Bolaño, among others, set a foot of optimism with new shapes, futuristic details and colors.

custo summer 2016

Thumbs up for Custo Barcelona, for taking the Custo concept and turning it discreetly psychedelic, yet fresh and new in flattering prints and shapes.
… this one among my favorite:
custo look

and congrats to Celia Vela for winning the 080 best National Price given by the Generalitat of Cataluña who sponsors the shows among brands like Moritz, Redken Twingo Renault and Lavazza.

I was amazed to read in the paper that almost 42.000 people made it up there, top of Montjuic, and no parking so by taxi or bike , add the heat wave that coincided with fashion week…

The shows and the flea atmosphere created in the grass center made me want to camp there…

…or find out where the Party was going to take place
On good nights it takes seconds to discover the answer,

Custo is throwing a dinner party at the new Gatsby Restaurant Club tonight. How many invites do you want?

Mmmm, yes…I like it like that!
and welcome to the new Gatsby dinner and shows
Gatsby (Carrer de Tuset, 19, Barcelona)
There we go…


Iris Apfel was the star of 080 Barcelona fashion week

and I feel it as bold and strong as I typed it
If you know about this fashion and interior true style icon distinguished by her big glasses you will really enjoy IRIS the new documentary filmed by the recently passed away Albert Maysles.
…and if you don’t, go get the movie! There is humor, wisdom, wit, reassurance in every word and gesture. She’s been successful all her life, only recently she became the cover of the best fashion magazines, when the Costume Institute at the MET paid tribute to her style. Today she is 93 and her dear husband and partner is 103 years old.

Carlos Puig Padilla was the artist of the week, ¨Being Psicodelic¨ at the Majestic Hotel


…and ended up in Jaime Beriestain with Iris, the night before her documentary premiere at Fundacion Miró
Oh I love Barcelona!
… I think Iris did too

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