5 Up-and-Coming Fashion Designers In Madrid

A look from Marta Ferraos latest collection
A look from Marta Ferrao's latest collection | © Marta Ferrao.
Lori Zaino

Madrid isn’t known as one of the big fashion cities like Milan or New York, yet a growing community of talented designers call the Spanish capital home. Read on to find out who is up-and-coming this year in Madrid’s world of fashion.

Ana Locking

Ana Locking is a fashion brand founded by Madrid-based designer Ana Gonzales. While she’s been creating apparel since 2008, it’s only recently that Gonzales has gained traction on an international level. Spanish fashion tends to be national, but Ana Locking is one of the few brands that is expanding its global presence, collaborating with big names such as the Museo Reina Sofía, the American House of Madrid and even the New York Public Library. The Locking collections are always right on trend with a hint of the avant-garde. Gonzales will soon show her latest designs on the runway at Madrid’s Fashion week in February 2017.

Ana Locking designs on the Madrid runway

Marta Ferrao

A cutout dress from Marta Ferrao

Helena Rohner

This exclusive jewelry designer has steadily built a name for herself in Madrid. Using pure, simple lines and adding materials like wood or porcelain to her pieces, Helena Rohner always includes an element of surprise in her designs. Her newest collection takes inspiration from all over Europe: the magic of Florence, the vitality of London and the luminosity of Madrid. If you love Rohner’s jewels, you can decorate your home in her aesthetic as well. She has also collaborated with companies like Georg Jensen and Kähler to create stoneware and lamps.

Jewelry from the Helena Rohner collection

Miss Garcia

Miss Garcia’s tagline is ‘shoes with attitude,’ and that they are. The footwear is colorful and sassy, with all types of stiletto heels for a fancy night out or trendy flats to wear to work. Playful platforms (think blue toes, red ankle lacing and a chunky snakeskin heel) and classic pumps – with a twist – are all Miss Garcia signatures. Miss Garcia’s pride lies in its handcrafted pieces of ‘art’ made entirely in Spain. As such, prices aren’t exactly cheap, but you can often get a great deal during the sale period, and the quality is unbeatable. Each pair, says creator Elena Garcia, is ‘uniquely designed and made with love.’

Miss Garcia makes colorful, unique shoes

Jorge Vázquez

A staple in Madrid’s fashion scene, Jorge Vázquez has worked with Zara, Loewe and Angel Schlesser in the past, but now dedicates his time to his JV by Jorge Vázquez collections. He also recently launched separate bridal and haute couture lines, and even a JV Petit Couture line for younger girls. Vàsquez has won several awards in the fashion sector, including the award for Best Collection and Best Young Designer from L’Oreal in past years. His designs are modern and updated, and he clearly strives to make women look and feel beautiful in his work.

Some looks from the Spring/Summer 2017 Jorge Vázquez collection
landscape with balloons floating in the air

KEEN TO EXPLORE THE WORLD?

Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.

Winter Sale Offers on Our Trips

Incredible Savings

X
Edit article