MADRID, Sep 28, 2008 / FW/ — ‘Mardi Gras’, French for Fat Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday and the final day of Carnvial, the three day period preceding the beginning of Lent, a religious celebration in the Christian religion.
Andres Sarda brought Mardi Gras on the runway during the recently concluded Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week. The press notes said that it was meant to be ‘an unreal world enveloping us in its magical atmosphere.’
Sarda imagined women as present day nymphs – sophisticated who reinvent the strength of nature under his fresh interpretation. The girls were enveloped in silks, organzas and tulles that represents fire, forest, water and wind – also show beneath them swimwear under a halo of illusion.
The Sardá woman is not only sophisticated but strong and forthright, and his vision of the nymphs is based on these characteristics.
Born in Barcelona, Andrés Sardá, has always been linked to the world of fashion as his family has been the owner of a textile company since the end of the 19th century. His first task in the firm, which he joined on finishing his textile engineering studies, was to introduce their products onto the American market.
In 1962, he founded his own company whose business was the design and production of swimwear and female lingerie. In 1980, he created the Andrés Sardá collection which aimed to present a top range product as regards fabric quality, manufacture and design. He contributes new concepts and innovation to lines, fabrics and colours which have not been previously used in lingerie design.
Andrés Sardá currently presents collections under three brand names: Andrés Sardá, Risk and University that he designs in collaboration with his daughter Nuria Sardá.
Photos courtesy of Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week