MADRID, Apr 6, 2010 / — This season, the designer Agatha Ruíz de la Prada showed a combination of her commercial collection and her atelier garments in Madrid.

The comfortable street wear collection is for practical women who want fewer things but which are more useful, more ecological and better quality.

As regards the atelier garments, spherical shapes and circular patterns have been meticulously worked in conjunction with rectangles and straighter geometries.

Satins, velvets, silk faille and triple organza enhance volumes and create garments with their own personality. As always, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada combined these fine fabrics with other more technological ones such as memory and iridescent fabrics, irregular quilting and lamés.

Shapes are the firm’s classics: spare tyres, oversize, icons sewn on and wrapped in silk, hoops and skirts with large volumes which are a reminder both of the 16th century Elizabethan farthingale and 17th century crinolines.

Pattern design work represents a challenge when creating colour-filled garments that are apparently straightforward and which constitute the special, rich world of this Madrid designer.

Photos courtesy of Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week

Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week Fall 2010