|BARCELONA, Apr 2, 2010 / — Juana Martín began her professional career in 1999, the year in which her collection was chosen from out of more than 150 proposals to represent her home town of Cordoba in the Young Designers of Spain contest. Since then her track record has not ceased to grow.
In 2005, she became the first Andalusian woman, the first woman from Cordoba and the first gypsy woman to reach Pasarela Cibeles, reaping resounding success. She has shown her collections at numerous national fashion shows: SIMOF, CIBELES, JEREZ, etc.
Juana Martín was also one of the protagonists of the book entitled 50 Gypsy Women in Spanish Society (2003), co-published by the Gypsy Secretariat Foundation and the Institute of Women’s Affairs.
In June 2007, she opened her first boutique in Cordoba and in December she inaugurated her second boutique in Seville. She has received numerous prizes and mentions: that includes the 2009 Andalusian Award granted by the Autonomous Government of Andalusia, 2008 Award granted by the Ministry of Culture for her creativity; 2007 Gypsy of the Year Award from the Autonomous Government of Andalusia, among others.