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BBW 2008 : De la Cierva & Nicolas
- The "De la Cierva & Nicolas" Company started out in the textile sector in 1988.
It presents two pret-a-porter collections for women every year.
- In 1988, the Company participated at the "Europeinusa" Show held in the Convention Centre of Miami.
- Between 1989 and 1993, it exhibited its pret-a-porter collections at the "Salon Cibeles" (Madrid)
and the "Salon de Pret-a-porter Feminin" (Paris).
- It currently presents pret-a-porter collections at the SIMM, "Semana Internacional de la Moda de Madrid".
- In 2004, it presented its bridal collection at the "Salon Noviaespana" (Barcelona).
- In 2004, the Company attended the "Couture Bridal Show" (New York), with its wedding dress collection.
- In 2005, besides participating in the "Salon Noviaespana", it also exhibited
at "Gaudi Novias" (Barcelona).
- In 2005, for the first time ever, its bridal proposals were showcased at the "Salon Sposaitalia" (Milan).
- In 2006, it participated in the "Salon Noviasespana" and "Gaudi Bride"
(Barcelona) Show, and the "Salon Sposaitalia" (Milan).
- In 2007, it participated at the "Salon CPM Collection Premiere Moscow", in
The "Salon NoviasEspana" and Pasarela "Gaudi Novias"
(Barcelona) and the "Salon Sposaitalia" (Milan). Its pret-a-porter collection for woman was presented at the
"C.P.D. Igedo-Fashion Fairs" Salon and Show (Düsseldorf)
- In 2008 it participated in the "Salon NoviasEspana" and "Gaudi Novias" (Barcelona) Show,
and the "Salon Sposaitalia" (Milan).
- De la Cierva & Nicolas has two own shops in Murcia, specialising in pret-a-porter for women and brides
- Photographs of the collections and comments on the work of this Spanish company have been published in
numerous fashion magazines, newspapers and the economic press, both at home and abroad.
- The company's designer, Dolores Nicolas, has participated in seminars, congresses, group
parades and has been a panel member at different fashion shows.
What are the points of departure of this new collection... ? - All and none.
Avoiding looking back and oft-repeated cliches, the evolution of wedding-wear
-civil or religious - walks hand in hand with socioeconomic changes. The magic
potion for getting wedding dress right is, at the end of the day, unpredictable.
Dolores, the designer of the "De la Cierva & Nicolas" Company, lets herseif be
carried away by everyday and exuberant things: she recalls a heartbreaking line
from Alfredo Le Pera sang by Gardel to a tango rhythm "tuya es su vida tuyo es
su querer [her life is yours, her love is yours]"); and stops before the portrait
of the empress Isabella of Portugal painted by Tiziano in Augsburg in 1548; she
revives the spirit of Madeleine Vionnet in her vigorous cross cuts; she evokes
the unusual perception that Joan Miro conveys in his "Etoiles en des sexes
d'escargots", 1925); she surrenders to a cold juice melon with Jasmine savoured
at dusk in a luxury beach-bar in Saint-Tropez; she revives the famous canotier
of Gigi, Maurice Chevalier; she retains the imaginary aroma of a lily of the
volley in her memory; she pays tribute to the flyer Juan de la Cierva y Codorniu,
inventor of the autogiro and the designer's great-uncle... Fusion, the eclectic
doctrine of Potamon and wise combination prevail in this last work, where Dolores
Nicolas has plotted and poetically designed a collection which bears the following
title: "I can't. I am getting married tomorrow"
The epicurean Silhouette to dress the new urban working girl who decides to get
married soon becomes longer and adapts suggestively and pleasantly to the body,
bringing sublime volumes that challenge other more conventional and boring lines,
enhanced by architectural and sparkling flourishes. The bride that wears a
"De la Cierva & Nicolas" dress steers clear of popular fashionisms
and from other media looks worn by magazine brides. The collection "I can't. I am
getting married tomorrow" reinterprets garments integrated in futuristic concepts,
albeit with universal references from other eras with important artistic movements.
Paris and the roaring twenties reveal the interest and freedom shown by women in
choosing their wardrobe.
The departure point is always a novel, beautiful and different fabric. Textures with
handmade finishes are the hallmarks of this collection, which boasts natural silks
with applications of floral adornments embroidered or overlaid using the dressmaking
methods of days gone by. Tulles, taffetas, organzines, new-guipures...
coexist and form the perfect "marriage" with ergonomic and technological fabrics:
mini-paillettes, natural destructured feathers, glass filaments, paper+silk scales,
blurred embroidery work, oneiric braiding, heavenly pleating and lunar ++drawn work.
Beiges with new hues impregnate the whole collection, promoting clean femininity. Dolores' dresses
feature subdued tones of ivory that verge on water white, mother of pearl water lilies and
"sugar kiss" cream, to say nothing of other new whites, "imperial anisette", "lily of the valley",
particularly the duet forming the ränge of beiges that illuminate the stars of a cosmic and brazen universe.
Dresses with "soul" that discover the fascinating relationship between body and spirit. They are
supposedly appropriate for one of the happiest days of a woman's life; women who "control and give
the orders". Enraptured designs that are great for a tango after the ceremony and before you take
off your clothes. ("Y que yo me la lleve al rio / creyendo que era mozuela,/ pero tenia marido"
["And I took her down to the river/thinking her to be a girl/but she had a husband" Federico Garcia Lorca)
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