Nineteen years after the messy canarian signature will parade on the Cibeles Madrid podium, Aurelia Gil once again brought fashion from Gran Canaria to the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Madrid with an organic and fluid collection marked by craftsmanship and canarity.

With almost two decades of dedication to the textile industry, the designer from Gran Canaria has launched the “365” collectiona statement of intent based on concepts such as sustainability and diversity, expressed through swimwear, event wear and a series of basics that include shirt jackets, trench coats and bombers.

“The collection was designed using sustainable fabrics such as recycled polyester and linen,” the designer told EFE, who assures that since last year he made “only one collection a year” in his workshop in Triana, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, with a team of seven people and the collaboration of artisans from the region.

The homage to his land of the company, integrated since 2003 in the Moda Cálida program promoted by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, is projected through pieces made with the technique of fretwork, wooden and leather shoes and banana fiber bags.

“From natural waste, we extract a yarn that becomes a raffia, a natural yarn that has an incredible range of colors and weaves very well,” Gil said of the circularity of the bag and earrings manufacturing process. “light and resistant” that he presented based on the work of Pilar Ureña.

He also highlighted the experience of Villa de Ingenio puzzles who capture in their clothes “el calado”, a technique of fraying and embroidery that destroys the fabric and then reconstructs it through stitches that generate bobbin lace.

What noveltyGil confirmed that this sewing techniques It was applied to “very fine silk fabrics” with a result, according to him, “very good”.

Ahead of her catwalk debut, the designer admitted to feeling “huge vertigo” as the island’s leading fashion figure in a unique showcase of Spanish fashion in which he hopes to “open” at the pnational and international audience after its consolidation as a leading company in the Canary Islands.

On the podium was present the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, with the Minister of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Minerva Alonsowho expressed “the pride” represented by the return, two decades later, of a company from Gran Canaria to an international podium in a “hand in hand” alliance between the institution and fashion brands.

“The parade was a sample of the perseverance, work and illusion that Aurelia Gil puts in every garment she designs”, a collection which she says reflects the tradition, history and culture of the island with “unique identity garments” in which the swimsuits of bath.

Beyond the glamour, the spotlight and the opportunities offered by the MBFWMadrid show, the Canarian designer is clear that she avoids drama and costume in fashion: “I just do women and women’s wear” , she concludes.EFE

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