MADRID, Dec 29, 2008 / FW/ — For Carmen March, the summer of 2009 is filled with color and effortless chic. Blending male shirt fabrics in 100% organic cotton and linen, March created contemporary feminine silhouettes.
Dotty trousers, trouser-skirts, very short dresses and skirts, and draped designs and flounces which emerge from unexpected places form part of the new mode du jour. Inroads are made into above-ankle lengths and references to the new romantic style of the 80s filter through in a refreshing way.
Long evening dresses combined with flat shoes and accessories in natural materials invite a new sophistication which, to sum up, is the target of the new Carmen March woman.
Born in Palma de Mallorca in 1974, Carmen March studied history and geography at the Complutense University, before enrolling in Fashion Design at IADE College in Madrid.
She collaborated with Duyos & Paniagua and Javier Larrainzar for three years until 2000 when she inaugurated Egotherapy in conjunction with Juanjo Oliva. From that year onwards, she designed her own collections at her boutique/workshop on Núñez de Balboa street in Madrid.
She presented her work for the first time at the FEM festival four seasons ago and, in 2004, she began showing her fashion collections at Pasarela Gaudí. In September 2005, she made her debut at Pasarela Cibeles. That same year, she garnered the Glamour magazine award for the Best National Designer.
In September 2006, she received the L’Oreal Award for the best 2007 Spring-Summer collection and the Marie Claire award for the best new Spanish designer of 2006. In October 2007, she received the «T» for Telva Award for the best national designer.
Carmen March joined the Association of Fashion Creators of Spain (ACME) in June 2007.
Her most recent projects include opening her new space located in callejón de Puigcerdá, 2, and designing her first prêt-à-porter collection.
Photos courtesy of Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week