Invierno Winter 2018 |
La buena vida
Bilbao Fashion City
Bilbao, fashion destination
ilbao boasts an excellent range of commercial outlets, particularly fashion, design, and food retailers. Bilbao city centre shopping is renowned all over the north of Spain, both in terms of quality and range. High-end boutiques selling exclusive international designer fashion, Basque fashion, and wellknown quality brands are responsible for the reputation the locals have for dressing well. The retailers’ association, BilbaoCentro, hosts a range of events to showcase the city’s important retail trade. The focus of the
second Bilbao Fashion Gala last year was on high-end fashion retailers and designer brands. Select outlets Veritas, B54, Roberto Verino, Smith&Smith, Derby, Alicia Rueda, and Dock presented elegant fashion for men and women at the show. The well-known talented photographer Txetxu Berruezo documented the event by organizing a fashion shoot in different locations around Bilbao, showcasing, with great artistic flair, the collection and the transformation of the city. The city and the retail sector have evolved hand in hand, and the new city brand is closely connected with art and design. The customer is at the centre of the BilbaoCentro Retailer Group strategy for developing the retail sector. They aim is to maintain the traditional high standard of Bilbao retailers so that the local custom of buying quality clothing and dressing well is not lost. For this year´s show, BilbaoCentro has asked eight well-dressed ambassadors to show them around their favourite shops so they can keep up the local fashion standards. They are constantly discovering new shops as the city and its retail sector continues to evolve.
B54. BilbaoCentro launches numerous events to promote different shopping areas around the city including Pasarela Bilbao on Gran Vía, which is now in its eighth year, Bilbao Shopping Night, in its fifth, the Fashion Gala mentioned earlier, and a list of fashion shows and showroom events featuring Basque and international designers. The road is long and the survival of the sector in the future will depend on our retailers becoming an essential driving force in the city. As the slogan says, “Bilbao Modan dago!” – Bilbao is in fashion!
Bilbao city centre shopping is renowned all over the north of Spain Roberto Verino.
Smith and Smith.