BARCELONA, Apr 7, 2009 / FW/ — Inspired by the cold and dark winters of Finland, Georgina Vendrell presents her Fall 2009 menswear collection entitled “51”, the number of days that the sun never rises on the horizon.
The collection is sober and dark, with a broad variety of fabrics and diverse shapes for contemporary men’s clothing. The colour chart is broad: along with the ever-present black, the collection features a range of greys, brown, beige, red and electric blue.
The fabrics in the collection are thick wools, used to make oversized jackets and winter coats; synthetic grey fur, imitating astrakhan fur; long black shaved fur, to create forms, in beige and electric blue; different types of stitching, more open and thicker, such as ribbed; and a wide variety of checked colours and fabrics.
All kinds of jackets, pleated and skinny trousers, oversized knit jerseys, shirts and coats make up a collection with countless options for men who like to take risks in terms of shapes and fabrics. For them, functionality is a priority, combined with a desire for experimentation and innovation in a totally compatible informal context.
Georgina Vendrell, a Catalan fashion designer, was born in Barcelona in 1983. Her debut collection, Bad Boys, was presented at the 24th edition of the Modafad 2007 Awards, at which she received the award for best collection. This award gave her the opportunity to present her clothes in her own catwalk show at the following edition of the event.
She studied at the Catalan Fashion Institute and worked as an intern for Josep Font Haute Couture. Last September, she made her debut at Ego Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week with the collection entitled Skeleton Shapes.
Photos by Biel Sol