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New talents and world renowned designers in the 9th edition of the 080 Barcelona Fashion Week

Barcelona’s independent fashion fair kicks off this week, running from Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th. The fall-winter 2012/2013 collections of prestigious brands and designers such as Desigual, Pierre Cardin or Mango will be presented in the centre of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter in the Plaça del Rei (King’s Square) and the Saló del Tinell, inside the former King’s Palace.

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24 January 2012 08:32 PM

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ACN/ Joan Serra Mingot

Barcelona (ACN).- As from January 25th the 9th Edition of the independent fashion show 080 will kick off in Barcelona. The show will run until the 28th and throughout these four days the audience will see the fall-winter 2012/2013 collections of prestigious brands and designers such as Desigual, Pierre Cardin or Mango, among others. The show will take place in the centre of Barcelona\u2019s gothic quarter in the Plaça del Rei (King\u2019s Square) and in the Saló del Tinell, inside the former King\u2019s Palace.


The 080 Barcelona Fashion Week starts the exciting fashion season that lies ahead over the coming weeks. At a time when the major fashion capitals like Paris, Milan or New York are preparing to show off new collections from the world\u2019s most well-known designers, Barcelona has opted for independent creative talents in the fashion arena.

Barcelona, city of fashion and new designers

The catwalk aims to turn Barcelona and Catalonia into a reference for fashion, innovation and design. Thanks to this initiative, the Catalan Government and Barcelona City Council want to create an international platform to promote the careers of new designers, as well as to consolidate Barcelona as a city that lives for fashion. That is why the event will have such a unique stage with the Plaça del Rei (King\u2019s Square), in the centre of Barcelona\u2019s Gothic Quarter, playing host for four days to collections from the next fall-winter season in five different buildings.

TCN launches 080

The brand TCN will kick start the 080 Barcelona Fashion fair, on Wednesday 25th at 5p.m. TCN will host an evening cocktail for those lucky enough to have an invitation. The Catalan brand will be hosting a pyjama party, with Fifties\u2019 style lingerie, corsetry and home wear alongside collections from Josep Abril, Celia Vela, Karlotalaspalas, Montse Liarte and Alexis Reyna.

Mango, the star of Thursday

Black and white, gold and silver glitter and pastel shades are the trends awaiting us in the collection Pale Shades by the Catalan multinational company Mango, one of the highlights of Thursday the 26th. Alongside the Catalan brand we will also be able to take in the new designs by Justicia Ruano, Brian&Beast, Miriam Ponsa, Sololaverdadessexy, Juan Pedro López, Who and Der Metropol.

Desigual and the 080 Award

The main attraction of Friday will be Desigual, whose catwalk will be set inside the Saló del Tinell, inside the former King\u2019s Palace. The day will begin with a full parade of brands such as Schipper Arques, Luis Manteiga, Yiorgos Eleftheriades, Martinez Lierah, Toni Francesc and Krizia Robustella, that will all serve as a prelude to the 080 Award.

After the catwalk by Manuel Bolaño, all eyes will be on \u201CRainbow\u201D, the new and colorful collection by Desigual. This is the first time Desigual will be showing off its designs in the 080 event and includes two specific collections: the \u201CLine L\u201D, with the French designer Christian Delacroix, and \u201CDesigual inspired by Cirque du Soleil\u201D. In addition, the Catalan brand will liven the night up with the \u201CFun Party by Desigual\u201D.

And, finally, Pierre Cardin

The last day will be dedicated to the guest of honour at this year\u2019s edition of 080 Barcelona Fashion: Pierre Cardin. The French designer will not just be on the catwalk, but will also be giving a lecture to fashion and design students from all over Catalonia. Prior to Cardin, visitors will be able to see collections by Escorpion, Messcalino, Naulover and Punto Blanco. The four days of fashion will come to a close with a party organised by Heineken.

The 25 brands on show

These are the 25 firms that will show their creations in the 080 Barcelona Fashion: Alexis Reina, Brain & Beast, Schipper/Arques, Celia Vela, Dermetropol, Desigual, Josep Abril, Juan Pedro López, Justicia Ruano, Karlotalaspalas, Krizia Robustella, Luis Manteiga Ancochea, Mango, Manuel Bolaño, Martines Lierah, Miriam Ponsa, Monste Liarte, Pierre Cardin, Sololaverdadessexy, TCN, Toni Francesc, Who, Yiorgos Eleftheriades. The event will also feature collections from Escorpion, Messcalino, Naulover, Punto Blanco, Adomartins and Guasch and Yerse.

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  • The fashion show 080 Fashion Week takes place this year in the Catalan capital's Gothis Quarter (by O. Campuzano)

  • The fashion show 080 Fashion Week takes place this year in the Catalan capital's Gothis Quarter (by O. Campuzano)