MADRID, Dec 30, 2008 / FW/ — Sweet, sensual and feminine, Hannibal Laguna proposed a delicate collection of fragile, nocturnal silhouettes that captivate, merge and soften elegant features. With a play on textures, the cloths caress, surround, and even envelop a woman’s body to create a delicious glacé effect.
Opting for satin, organza and gazar, Laguna created firmly-held volumes that were given a bias cut; and, as a contrast, undulating, very fine, semi-transparent, sheer gauzes. Using pleating and folding that resulted to very delicate craftwork, the sophisticated shapes outlined the body which became sensual and ethereal.
A native of Venezuela, Hannibal Laguna moved to Europe in 1982 to study fashion in Milan. In 1987, he launched his own label and opened his first boutique in 1988. He debuted at the Pasarela Cibeles in 1990. Today, Hannibal Laguna offers a full line of fashion items – Hannibal Laguna Brides international line for Pronovias; Hannibal Laguna Bijoux; the Communion Fashion collection for Marla Española; Hannibal Laguna Grooms for Protocolo; the Hannibal Laguna shoe and accessory collection, and the «Marie Claire 100 years» collection are perfect examples of this coexistence.
This year, the image of this Spanish designer will be remembered for the impressive «red carpet» of the Cannes Film Festival, among other events, with the spectacular image of the Spanish actress Paz Vega wearing a couture piece from his latest collection One & Only shown at Pasarela Cibeles last February.
Photos courtesy of Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week
Madrid Fashion Week Spring 2009