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“For me, Haute Couture is a form of artistic expression, it is creation” Interview by Lola Gómez The designer from Málaga has received the Alfiler de Oro within the framework of the 8th Pasarela Larios Fashion Week 2018. The award was given to him in appreciation of his professional career path, thanks to which he has achieved exceptional recognition in the field of haute couture both in his native city and elsewhere. After beginning to study architecture, he decided to change his career opting for fashion design and styling, and in 1995 he started his creative work in his haute couture atelier in the centre of Málaga, designing wedding gowns, festive and celebration garments. Congratulations on your award! What does this recognition mean to you? It is definitely a recognition for 23 years of work, effort and perseverance that have helped me make a name for myself in the province of Málaga and outside of it and maintain this reputation even during difficult periods. How would you define high fashion? For me, Haute Couture is a form of artistic expression, it is creation. It’s about expressing a part of yourself through fashion. Where do you find inspiration when you make your designs? There are a lot of sources of inspiration: travels, cultures, movies, artistic movements, but whatever it is, it is always the Sun and the Sea, enjoyed by us on our earth, that are, somehow or other, present in my creations. What designers have influenced you the most? There have been quite a lot of them. But among the classic ones, Balenciaga and Christian Dior are my favourite. And as to the contemporary designers, I like Elie Saab very much. What is your dream? What would you like to achieve? One of my dreams is to have my designs displayed on Parisian catwalks, as this city is, without a doubt, the cradle of fashion. And I’d like my creations to have international exposure. If you could dress any woman, who would you choose and why? I’m ready to dress any woman that can have full confidence in my skill and my creativity, I really enjoy that process. It’s a pleasure to dress her for a special occasion, without any limits, just seeking to ennoble her and make her unique.

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Design Marbella is a magazine on design, interior architecture and high-quality decoration, aimed at foreign middle-aged readers with very h...

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