Metallic skirt and puristic top

On 16 September 2011, the 54th edition of Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week opened with designers from the Association of Fashion Creators of Spain (ACME), like Duyos and Angel Schlesser (photos below).

On this day, the Spanish creators presented elegant pieces made of simplified patterns - reduced to the essential, and exclusive fabrics such as textiles with glossy and metallic-reflecting surfaces for skirt-parts.

fig. original left: Semi-transparent white sleeveless top, tortoiseshell-alike waistband, skirt in soft-metallic white-rosé fabric, Duyos SS2012.

Video: Duyos spring/summer 2012. The collection is inspired by 'Cocktail' and combines 50s, futuristic, and contemporary looks made of materials like heavy satin and light muslins.Juan Duyos started to work in design in 1992, launched the own label Duyos&Paniagua in 1995. In 1999, Juan Duyos presented the SS2000 collection 'Remember and keep it' under the name 'Duyos'; the collection was awarded as the Best Cibeles Collection of the year. Duyos collaborated already with Absolut Vodka, Levi's, Adidas...

fig. right: Dress with white top and metallic skirt, Angel Schlesser SS2012. Angel Schlesser started with men's wear in 1984; in 1986, he launched the first women's wear collection. He is awarded with several prizes such as the 'Vidal Sassoon' Award (1995), 'Lancia-Vanidad' (1997), or the 'T for TELVA' award for the best men's fragrance in 2001, the Style Award from Elle magazine for the 'Best National Designer' (2005), and 2011 with the 'L'Oréal' award for the best collection at Pasarela Cibeles.

Catwalk at the Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week on 16 September 2012. The fashion week runs from 16 to 20 September at Feria de Madrid, where 44 designers will present their collections on five days.

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