In your Instagram profile you include a quote from Issey Miyake, you have productions made at the Torroja, Arniches and Domínguez Hippodrome, which are the masters that you follow or that enlighten you when it comes to creating in the world of art, fashion, architecture…?
The great masters of fashion like Balenciaga, Jesús del Pozo, Pertegaz… and I could tell you a few more international ones like Issey Miyake among others, although I especially like the Spanish ones because they have been able to transmit a lot of our history and tradition.
Much of the reason for my dedication to fashion was a visit I made several years ago to the Balenciaga Museum in Guetaria. I was so impressed by his figure, his history and what he contributed to the history of fashion that I was hooked almost automatically.
There are days when I spend hours and hours trying to work out the patterns of his garments, apparently so simple but extremely complex in their structure. That’s what good architecture and a good pattern are like for me.
As far as architecture is concerned, I have many references that I apply to my designs. I am especially interested in Nordic architects such as Asplund, Lewerentz, Aalto, who had a special sensitivity for materials and details in all their works. In this line, although with a more marked minimalism, there is also Peter Zumthor whose early works such as the Vals baths and the chapel of St. Benedict are for me true works of art.
In general, I am very interested in architects with a broad vision of the world of design, such as the Eames couple, who were able to transfer their conception of design in architecture to furniture and everyday objects.
What materials do you use in your garments and why?
In general, I am interested in natural fabrics or fabrics that are not strictly natural, but come from recycled fabrics. It is important for us to have as little impact on the planet as possible, even though fashion is already the second most polluting activity.
On the other hand, using natural fabrics gives the garment a structure, drape and feel that is unmatched by other synthetics, which gives the garments unique qualities.
What part of the work process is your favourite or what do you enjoy the most?
Without a doubt, the initial design phase. It is in this creative part where I could spend hours and hours drawing or looking for the ideal fabric or colour.