Eugenio Loarce Interview



Today I am delighted to be able to interview one of those designers that you should not lose sight of: Eugenio Loarce. With more than 10 years in the world of fashion, the manchego designer Eugenio Loarce bets on the design and production Made in Spain handmade, with extremely careful sewing creations, where the lace and trimmings have special prominence, drawing on the arts and Great Kitsch divas.

The barroc garments that persist in the past are her hallmark, being present in all his collections, which are oriented to a woman, with personality, humor and culture, someone who takes the reins of her own life. Eugenio Loarce is a man with a great talent, a great professional who puts passion in his work, with a natural sense of pursuing the beautiful.


“When and how did your start in the design?”

Since I was a small child I frequently do figures, and people who know me from that age always remind me in this way. Also in my house my mother and part of my family are dressmakers.

– How would you define your style?

I try to make unique pieces, available and with a strong personal character. Garments that can be put all the world of any age, condition, etc ….


– what inspires you to create your collections?

In almost everything that surrounds me: books, television, theater, art ..

I try to tell a story or someone through something that I see in any place and then it is a totally manual process: patronage, sewing, complements … If I did not want to tell anything the clothes themselves are already a sewing exercise itself, That we may be able to get to do in the brand and every season we try to improve our previous work or introduce something new.

“Do you have any muse?”

Specifically not, but I like people who are different for something and that accentuates their difference.


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– How is the woman Eugenio Loarce?

With personality, humor and culture, someone who takes the reins of his own life. A woman who likes fashion and has no prejudices with her.

A woman who enjoys the clothes, not to use and throw and my clothes have a vintage air, that over time they can use it again with few arrangements the next generations

– The spring collection Summer 2017 “Rara Avis” presented at Alicante Fashion Week It was very shocking! Tell us a little more about it.

“RARA AVIS” is a Latin term that applies to a person or thing that is considered uncommon, or to have some characteristic that differentiates it from the others of the same species.

This was the name given to the great exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2005 (Iris Apfel: rare avis). There you could see more than 80 costumes from the peculiar fashion collection of Iris Apfel. In this exhibition there were pieces by Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Nina Ricci, Geoffrey Beene, Lanvin, etc.

Iris Apfel’s fame came to 84 years after being the object of this great exhibition, but nevertheless her style broke molds long ago, when with her peculiar taste showed that the fashion was intuition and that to combine pieces of design with clothes Of the market was not only allowed, but was a way of triumphing ignoring stereotypes. She became an aesthetic reference.

This way of understanding fashion is reflected in this new collection. “RARA AVIS” walks with garments of different styles, eras and shapes that wander along with special accessories, giving a very special character to each look. All this makes the brand walk in a “seasonless” style, as more and more seasons are not so marked by weather, weather, countries …

One of the peculiarities of this collection is the multitude of prints used: tiger heads, squirrels, vichy paintings … As for the tonalities, sober colors like black, gold and beige are used in all their range, The colorful prints. There is a contrast of fabrics, we use both simple and very elaborate haute couture.

“RARA AVIS” is a collection for all those women and men who mix freely and who are not afraid, rather daring to wear.


– If with a dress you had to define the present moment how would you do it?

Special, I can not say more ….

– Is there a future project or plan that you would like to share with us?

Redefine my website for sale online, make a fashion film and continue working, which in the end is what I’m passionate about!


Thanks to Eugenio Loarce for giving me this interview and showing me his collections ūüôā I leave your web page:


ModaLisboa ‚Äď The Timers // Day 3

Nuno Gama


‚ÄúIn the last edition of ModaLisboa, we sailed to the Cape of Good Hope. This season, we face the sea monster¬†head on with a strong urge to be tied to the helm.‚ÄĚ In this Spring/Summer 2016 collection, Nuno Gama uses as inspiration the sail Portuguese did around the Cape of Good Hope, in search of the incredible Africa, and across the immense Indian Ocean to the silent Asian beauty of blossoming almond trees, using all that Portuguese saw in this travel as elements of his design. Along with this, he recovered Dandyism, through tailor-made, personalized and unique pieces where we see the permanence of luxury and color, and the renewal of the everlasting classics, that is present on the shirts, ribbons, kerchiefs and ties.

Filipe Faísca


Filipe Fa√≠sca presents ‚ÄúNow‚ÄĚ, a collection that represents the strength we have to experience life that is in a constant change, with all of our uncertainties, dreams and social demands. But in the end, we will arrive where we are supposed to. This concept translated into the collection in a fluid, oversize and layered silhouette in materials such as silk, viscose, neoprene, leather and lace. The colors used in ‚ÄúNow‚ÄĚ were mid-day white, eclipse black, desert dust, apple green, jade blue and coral.



‚ÄúInvitation for coffee‚ÄĚ is the collection Lidija Kolovrat presented for Spring/Summer 2016. She uses her childhood memories and experiences as inspiration for this collection: the “patterns” left by the coffee in the bottom of the cup and the women who talked about these stains, foreseeing happenings and life situations which improved Lidija‚Äôs connection with the Universe and the meanings of its abstract nature. The silhouettes resulted of the combination between the abstract and the composition of worked circular shapes and refined “classical” lines, evolving into monochromatic tones of black and white, with a touch of blue, introduced through the original artworks of coffee elements.

Nadir Tati


‚ÄúSouls of Africa‚ÄĚ is a homage to all African women that, regardless of the perception of a general underdevelopment, there is a class that wants to ascend to a better quality of life and ensure a future position of the woman, doing that association through the design, glamour, style and art of fashion that is produced in Africa to a luxury international market. The collection results in simple and fluid lines, with a fusion of fabrics ‚Äď lace, organza, silk and traditional African super wax – and textures – stones and embroidery placed by hand – in black, red and gold dresses.

Pedro Pedro


Pedro Pedro presented ‚ÄúThe lady in question‚ÄĚ where the result is a bet on a divergence of shapes and materials coming from a brutalist solution, creating an informal but no less sophisticated look.¬†The silhouettes are sinuous and elegant, with draperies effects and raw finishes.¬†The materials go along with the contrasting vision, having opted for materials such as satin, jersey of silk and cotton which combine with nets and abstract lace that reinforce the unfinished look. The colors go from blue marine to brique, passing by black and white. The shoes are a fundamental piece of the Pedro Pedro collection: colorful, with irregular broidery and handmade braids with fabrics strips.

Piotr Drzal


Piotr Drzal presented his Men Spring/Summer 2016 collection. The result was a collection that distinguishes for its apparent simplicity, easiness and modesty, with clean lines where is visible an urban and sporty inspiration. The colors present in the collection were khaki, red, white, midnight blue, grey, army green and black.

Aleksandar Protic


Aleksandar Protic presented ‚ÄúGoddesses‚ÄĚ, a collection that resulted in fluid and soft silhouettes, with a mixed of draped and more structured forms in materials such as cotton, mix. cotton/linen, silk, viscose and polyester. The colors used were off white, pearl, olive and black.

Dino Alves


‚ÄúMy process ‚Äď diary of a collection‚ÄĚ is a collection inspired in the process of creating a collection or any other creative/artistic project that involves sketching, annotating, erasing, crumpling primary ideas, testing color combinations, shapes, dialogues that one often abandons but that help us to get to what we want to show.¬†Dino Alves‚Äô collection resulted in a silhouette that is¬†Irregular with linear, poorly defined contours, fluid and structured in the same piece through tissue manipulation with random pleats that shrink parts of the shapes, with hems either very long and/or very short. The materials used were silk, cotton, viscose, linen, silk organza, cotton voiles, satin, cool wool, cupro and polyester in colors such as white, black, blue, red, dry green, pale pink, pearl, nude and multi-colored details.

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Lisboa Fashion Week Day 3


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The last day of Lisbon Fashion Week we had the pleasure of attending a totally innovative catwalk by the Hand  of the fashion designer Nuno Gama, who chose as stage one of the main squares of the Portuguese capital, making us enjoy a spectacular extravaganza with allure and absolutely masterful. Taking out his new collection for next fall, and bringing fashion to those residents, tourists, curious and passionate about fashion, who approached to the place to admire the work of one of the Portuguese fashion designers more influential, whose collections are sold worldwide.

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His collection for Fall Winter 14/15 entitled Pantheon, celebrates the glory of immortality and challenges an individual’s ability to reinvent Portuguese archetype of modern life.

The silhouettes remain dynamic and vigorous as opposed to shapes in a balancing game between second skin and volumetrics of the garments in harmonious contrasts evidenced by strengthening gorgeous crochet applications on urban alazones shoulders. Elegance where the individual style  makes the difference.

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Inspired by manga action heroines. Structured shapes vs soft shapes, brown, ash, black blue, and where to find materials such as leather, cotton, silk, wool and cashmere.


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A collection with a strong graphic, and conjugated completed  with nine volumes never before explored by the brand. Emphasizing its entry in the womenswear and  the approchement between the two poles (male Рfemale).



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Parallel universes inspired by the life and work of the photographer Diane Arbus. In the predominantly long and flowing shapez, inspired sport jackets. Materials with metallic finishes. Materials like wool, cashmere. The colors are nostalgic and cover pink, green flag, brown, some shades of gray, beige, gold and silver.



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Simple but with a little more detail and conceptual design pieces. Wide garments with direct lines. Short dresses made ‚Äč‚Äčfrom modeling jackets, with sleek silhouettes. Blouses and trousers with new games color. Mens shirts and some sport materials, but more formal design.


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Miguel Vieira was inspired by a winter night in the northern hemisphere, cold, rain, one of those endless nights, where you can hear the silence. Wearing the colors and textures of winter, staying true to the essence of the brand. Beauty distinction and power of seduction.


Closing this 42nd edition of Moda Lisboa with ¬†the fashion designer Felipe Fa√≠sca, with a collection named “Entropy”, in collaboration with the designer of shoes Christian Louboutin invited to walk the catwalk at young models, veterans of the trade and some personalities Portuguese society.¬†

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In his collection includes colors such as green, yellow or blue, one street chic collection with a meeting between sport and the classic.


Do you  like the proposals from  Lisbon Fashion Week? 

We would like to say ¬†thank you to¬†My Story Ouro Hotel in Lisbon, for the wonderful care from the staff to our team, a lovely hotel and excellent localition near of ¬†the ¬†parade’s area. I will recommend this hotel without any doubt.



Dolores Cortés Interview

Today we interviewed the¬† Swimwear designer¬†and business¬†woman¬†Dolores Cort√©s.Dolores Cort√©s is a company with over 50 years of¬†experience in the swimwear industry being one of the first Spanish company that was created dedicated to swimwear. In addition, all clothing of the collections fit the different sizes of individually.Her designs can be found in countries such as France, Portugal, Andorra, Italy, UK, Mexico, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Czech Republic, Russia, Germany…

A brand of solidarity, which has donated some of their profits from the collection to DC Kids Down Syndrome Association of Miami (Florida).

Currently is a leader in the sector with a high component of their product design and great quality derived from a high demand.

– How did your interest in the world of fashion?

My interest in the fashion world was born with me, since my mother started the first company in our country known craft. I was raised among fabrics, swimwear and sewing machines, combining my studies first and then with my other profession.

РWhat is your leitmotif?

I like the creativity, diversity and I love to take new challenges.

РThe model Alba Carrillo, the hostess of Glamour TV  has worn in some of their designs. How does it feel when celebrities choose Dolores Cortes?

It feels the healthy pride of having done something to like and interesting to¬†others. At celebrities because they are known and appear in the media, but I’m proud that my swimsuits also like them to women who maintain their anonymity.

– Bikini or Swimsuit?

I always say that the two things, like sometimes we dress skirt and other with pants, depends on the time and at our discretion. Anyway, we are in a time of increased prominence of the swimsuit, after a time wheneverything was bikini. I like change.

– Has collaborated with the Spanish designing costumes for the Olympics. How did this collaboration?

We started working with them in the Olympic games of Sanghai. Then we proposed to make the Olympics. I supposed to assume a lot of work, but it was a wonderful experience, both in the professional and personally. They are a lovely girls.

РIn Dolores Cortés you can  find a wide variety of collections for all types of women, from lines for Moms through quality swimsuits technically studied to give an image  of one or two size less, from the most fashionable bikinis to the child swiw wear  (Dolores Cortés Beachwear, Catwalk, Shape Swim, Mum, Win, Kids) . What is  the style of Dolores Cortés ?

Dolores Cortés is directed to any woman who wants to look pretty with swimwear and the same for their children. Think  that we are specialized in fashion swimwear and in this product we invest all our knowledge, experience and enthusiasm. All we do is in the swimwear and we cover all segments.

 -Where do you find your inspiration?

 In this collection of 2013 we have developed several trends:

Color explosion. Stimulating, attractive young

Vintage sailor: Environment sailor

Bhairava: Inspiration Paisley positioned drawings.

On the¬†catwalk of Madrid presented the most ethnically collection, inspired by ancient cultures of the American Caribbean. Specifically, we collaborated with the Wayu√ļ tribe of Guajira. Inspired by his craft, graphics and colors,¬† we created this¬† collection very plastic and vibrant. This forms the collection D.C. Gateway this summer. Our line more special.

-A style icon.

I’m not very¬†prone to create me icons. I think that anyone who proposes it, well advised and with a mirror¬†where¬†you can¬†look in yourself, you can have great style.

– The International Fashion Fair FIMI which did homage to¬† her career during the 77th edition of the children’s fashion catwalk that each year takes place in Valencia. What do feel about this recognition?

Actually the homage was addressed to my mother, but I accompanied and participated in it.¬†It’s very¬†endearing and important recognize your work, much more if it is in your home. It was very exciting for my mother and, by extension, for me.

 РDolores Cortés was in catwalks like Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid and Mercedes Benz Miami Swim Fashion. How was the experience in Miami?

We was three editions. This will be the fourth and is a very rewarding experience to be invited to show your collection in the first U.S. catwalk. Moreover because you see that they appreciate your work and consider us each year  better   as a brand and  they offer us better opportunities for the parade.

– Where can we buy your clothes?

We have some stores in the C. Valencia, we are in multi-brand stores and corners of the top department stores. We also have a very attractive online store.

 Thank you so Much to Dolores Cortés for sharing with me a minutes of her time and grant me this interview.


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