IED Barcelona presents the collections of its Fashion graduates in Gaudí’s Casa Vicens
IED Barcelona Design School celebrates its end of year fashion show virtually with a total of 25 collections hosted in one of the city’s most emblematic backdrops: Casa Vicens. Students from the Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design and the BA (Hons) in Fashion Design present their final degree collections, once again demonstrating their capacity to adapt to new contexts with proposals developed during the course of the past year.
Fashioners of the World 2021 is framed within the iconic Casa Vicens, located in the neighbourhood of Gracia. The first work of the modernist architect Antoni Gaudí, it is an unrivalled setting in which IED Barcelona finds a parallel between the architecture and the proposals of the recent graduates: experimentation and creativity.
“It is no small matter that we have chosen this location as the setting for our fashion show. Casa Vicens is the prelude to the world renowned work of the famous Catalan architect. Here, he revealed all his talents, his references, his learning process, his vision… just like our students in their first collections”, explains Alessandro Manetti, CEO of IED in Spain.
As with the last four editions, the event has also been host to the Fashioners of the World Awards Ceremony. The Franca Sozzani Award for Best Collection was presented by an international jury composed of Mickey Boardman, Editorial Director of Paper Magazine; Lynn Yaeger, Fashion Editor of Vogue.com; Stefan Siegel, Founder of Not Just a Label; and Elisa Pervinca Bellini, Editor of Vogue Talents and of Sustainability in Vogue Italia.
“We have had an incredible jury who have recognised the dedication and effort of our students. We have lived through an exceptional year, and yet the students have worked with more enthusiasm and passion than ever before; experimenting with new volumes, silhouettes and manipulations”, notes Pilar Pasamontes, Scientific Director of Fashion at IED Barcelona.
The result is a fashion film, recorded on 8 June by the Barcelona studio Barberà Films, in which the winners of the awards are revealed. It is available to watch on the YouTube channel of the Design School as of today.
Fashioners of the World 2021 Awards
Winners of the Fashioners of the World awards “Visit España” [“Visit Spain”], by Laura Chafer, has been awarded Best Collection by the international jury. The collection by the student of the Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design captivated the jury with its vitality, colours and finishes. “Despite the situation, the optimism shown in the collection, the desire of the young students to go out and live intensely, is a welcome surprise”, highlighted Lynn Yeager, Editor of Vogue.com.
Inspired by the decade of the 60’s and the tourist boom that the country experienced, she opts for vibrant colours, fitted silhouettes and geometric prints, fearlessly taking on the contrast between the past and modernity through tight-knit dresses, leather bras, neoprene jumpsuits, trench coats and floral-print coats.
Furthermore, the Film Director Isabel Coixet bestowed the award bearing her name to Luciana Cabrera for the fashion film “Rituals”. The audiovisual work reveals the contradictions that flourish when trying to follow a healthy style, under an ironic and intimate gaze. In the final project of her degree in Styling and Fashion Communication, the student wanted to delve visually into concepts such as the duality of personality, the distortion of reality due to ego and collective thinking.
Last but not least, “Pop Porn” is the shooting recognised by the Manuel Outumuro Award for Best Shooting, undertaken by Giaco di Paolo. The prestigious photographer pointed out: “The session has some extreme poses and attitudes, but they make it very elegant. The casting is spot on, and very much enhanced by the effect of the colour in the make-up”. This proposal by the Fashion Design student is inspired by pop culture and tackled from an intimate and activist perspective that draws on the journey of discovery of the queer world and theories on sexuality and gender.