Agatha Ruiz de la Prada is a fashion designer who started her career in 1981 by taking part in a small collective show at the Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art in Madrid. Shortly after, she opened her first studio in the Spanish capital and began to participate in fashion shows in Madrid and Barcelona. Today the unconventional designer has more than 40 licenses, including perfumes, sunglasses, shoes, stationery, furniture, and jewellery. She has exclusive stores in main fashion capitals: Milan, Paris, New York, Barcelona, Madrid, and Porto.
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada is known for her distinctive style, using bright colours and mixing different patterns: dots, stripes, hearts and flowers. Her collections are always full of surprises turning the catwalk into a gallery of art.
In February 2009 the designer was given the Arts Gold Medal Award for her brilliant career and for bringing Spanish fashion to other countries, being this way the Ambassador of Spanish Art. In March 2011, on the 30th Anniversary of her first fashion show, she has inaugurated Agatha de la Prada Foundation. Her future plans include store openings in China.
During my recent trip to Madrid, I had a chance to visit the designer's colourful boutique at Calle de Serrano (Salamanca District). The store has interesting contemporary design, simple pieces of furniture, and a lot of mirrors. Have a look at the pictures:
Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio
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