Established designers star on the second day of Gran Canaria Swim Week by Moda Cálida 20212021-10-22
Gran Canaria Swim Week by Moda Cálida celebrates its second day presenting the Spring - Summer 2022 proposals of a selection of established designers and new talents. Held at the ExpoMeloneras venue in Maspalomas, and co-organised once again this year by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria and Ifema Madrid, the Canarian catwalk show celebrates its 25th anniversary with an excellent turnout of public and professionals from the swimwear sector.
The second day of catwalk shows in Gran Canaria began with the new creators Vevas, Rubén Rodríguez and Libérrimo, who gave way to great talents such as Guillermina Baeza, All That She Loves, the popular English brand Melissa Odabash and the Canarian firm Maldito Sweet, who presented their proposals in individual catwalk shows. The special guests of the catwalk, among whom were personalities such as the TV host Josie, the model Aída Artiles or the influencer Priscila Betancourt, were also able to enjoy the collections of Como un Pez en el Agua, the Italian brand Miss Bikini, the Dutch brand Mama María and the Canary Island brand Gonzales, which were the stars of the day. On the catwalk, big names in fashion such as Helen Lindes, Mishel Gerzig, Malena Costa and Marta López.
Best Emerging Collection Award 2021
Later in the afternoon, the Award for the Best Emerging Collection 2021, sponsored by ISEM Fashion Business School, was presented to the designer Verónica Aparicio. Her Spring - Summer 2022 collection "Can" highlights the natural wealth of Gran Canaria and the importance of fashion and sustainability going hand in hand.
Friday fashion shows
Inspired by nature, the Canarian firm Vevas pays tribute to the local fauna by presenting Can, a collection of garments inspired by 4 autochthonous species whose patterning adapts perfectly to each body type. Comfort, sustainability and technical performance coexist in exclusive designs for women and men, which the company applies to its swimwear, kimonos, sportswear and overalls.
El Jardín de las Hespérides is the name that designer Rubén Rodríguez has chosen for his second collection, created for an empowered woman who enjoys her sexuality freely. Inspired by Greek mythology, the young creative rejuvenates the classic forms bringing them to the present day. Whites, baby blues, greys, purples and gold tones are applied to asymmetrical garments where comfort and intelligent design take precedence.
At the end of the first fashion show of the day, Libérrimo presented Journey, an eco-responsible fashion proposal that takes inspiration from the journeys and adventures that life brings us every day. The designer interweaves classic silhouettes with patterns resulting from the textile experimentation carried out by the designer, who has suggested a colourful collection rich in prints.
Guillermina Baeza has presented her Silver Garden collection, inspired by the vibrant beauty of a Japanese garden at sunset. With a deep blue colour as the key colour of the collection, her proposal for this coming summer is based on tie-dyes and prints reminiscent of scrolls and fragments of Japanese ceramics. These elements are combined with lycras in luminous tones that bring purity to their bikini and swimming costume lines.
De Sol a Soul, by Como Pez en el Agua, is a proposal full of sensuality, whose cotton swimming costumes prepare us for the beach. A real commitment to the savoir faire of craftsmanship made in Spain applied in an original, comfortable and sophisticated way to exclusive designs.
The Italian firm Miss Bikini has presented Colors Capsule, a line of beachwear that brings the creations of the renowned firm to the category of high fashion for warm destinations. Created in microfibre fabrics on which lurex and glitter are applied, the vibrant colours and flattering shapes chosen for this collection allow the woman who wears them to enjoy a sexy and captivating aesthetic and feel.
The Origin collection by All That She Loves is based on the origin of the creation of the planet through the four basic elements: water, earth, fire and air. Each element has left its mark with particular textures, colours and eye-catching dyes that the brand's team has applied to swimwear and intimate apparel. The craftsmanship of local production and the most cutting-edge textile technologies are part of the brand's DNA.
Maldito Sweet, under the direction of designer Nicole Mentado, today presented Malditas Noches de Verano, a collection that evokes joy and positivity. With lingerie as a starting point, Maldito Sweet has worked on a series of prints that are accompanied by elements such as doilies, lace and embroidery, in addition to its characteristic transparencies and golden charms.
For her Spring Summer 2022 collection, American designer Melissa Odabash has insisted on the power of swimwear to enhance and sculpt the female silhouette. Approaching high beach fashion, the designer's proposal suggests pure lines and relies on innovative fabrics that turn beachwear into timeless pieces of exclusive design.
The firm Gonzales, created by the creative from Gran Canaria Carmen González, opens the last double fashion show of the afternoon with its Caravasar collection. This swimwear fashion proposal draws on oriental inspirations recovered from the last century, when exotic fabrics traders from then remote territories used to meet on the island. Combining these styles and adapting them to conceive a new, more contemporary direction, Gonzales has presented lingerie dresses, bralettes, corsets and high-waisted culottes.
Founded in 2001 by a duo of Dutch designers, the last show of the day featured the retro style of Mama Maria's swimwear, which presented a Spring-Summer 2022 collection designed for the adult woman who wants to feel comfortable with her body shape. Inspired by 50's references such as Betty Page or Marilyn Monroe, the firm works with printed swimming costumes with classic designs that are produced in small quantities and for which they also make made-to-measure orders.
As part of Gran Canaria Swim Week by Moda Cálida, the Asociación Creadores de Moda de España (ACME) is organising several meetings on swimwear with some of the most representative designers of this Fashion Week and professionals from the world of fashion, who will be analysing the current situation and future of the sector, dealing with issues such as inclusion and sustainability.