A few months ago, in the Queen Sofia Palace of Arts, the first Valencia Fashion Week was held, where designers, stylists, purchasers and curious onlookers exchanged their designs, ideas and trendy chit chat.
A week filled with fashion parades where the elite and the emerging cat-walked their designs for next summer.
Names such as: Francis Montesinos, Noelia Navarro, Luxoir, Higinio Mateu, Siglo Cero, Alejandro Saez de la Torre, Manuel Fernandez, Matilda, Carlos Haro, Theo Garrido, Julio Diaz, Alex Vidal, Ana Maria, Martin Pérez Ripoll, Tonuca, Jaime Piquer, Dolores Cortes and Hanibal Laguna.
Or those who stepped onto the cat walk in Zone D (emerging talent) such as: Aurelia Gil, Monica Lavandera, Rafa Sanchez, with Some Like it Hot, Antonio Mancini, Rosa de Vés, Hoet, Carlos Plaza, Salva Mateu and special guest Roberto Diz.
Plenty of enthusiasm, abundant energy to stage things but little communication between the organisers and PIV (Association of Pret-a-Porter Designers in the Valencian Community). Changes of dates, names and venues … all of which confuses the press and has negative consequences.
From all of this, we would highlight Luxoir, the “enfants terrible” of Valencia. Victor and Antoine, Antoine and Victor, Luxoir to their friends.
Their designs have stunned many Spanish catwalks. They are fixed venues at the Barcelona Pasarella as well as Valencia Fashion Week. Prize winners at the Modorra Pasarella in Bilbao and they excelled in Bread and Butter. They certainly don’t hang about and in only three years they are a must on the Spanish fashion scene.
Valencia, where they met in 2003, is their operational headquarters. Antoine (photographer) and Victor (designer), design, create and distribute their own garments. You can buy them in Japan, Germany, France and Portugal and soon they will be showing in Florence.
In Valencia you will find them at Bugalù, Nacked, Beloved and Kosivko.