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Vol.08  Issue 11/05, 09.11.2008

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Numerous awards and twenty-nine years exhibiting collections testify to the Professional career of this Madrid fashion creator.
In 1974 he opens his first male clothing shop in Calle Almirante, the street where he was born and which thanks to him became the backbone of one of the most famous commercial areas of the Madrid avant-garde.

In 1976 he presents his first men's collection at the "SEHM" in Paris. From 1980 onwards he presents his women's ready-to-wear collections, in 1989 at the "Fashion Foundation" in Tokyo and in 1990 at the "La Cour Carree", held at the Louvre in Paris

In 1990, with the launch of the "Neomode line" in the United States, the Women's Wear Daily writes several articles about his career, "Best of Europe: Spain". The prestigious Bloomingdale's department stores invite him to design their shop windows.






In 1992, Jesus del Pozo enters the world of perfume with "Duende", his first fragrance for women. In 1994 he presents his first fragrance for men "Quasar"; in 1996 "Esencia de Duende"; in 1997 "Halloween" and in 1999 "Quasar Adventure".

At the same time, from 1992 to 1994 he produces collections of lingerie, jewellery and handkerchiefs, his first lines in accessories.
At the end of 1996 at "Pasarela Gaudi Novias" he presents his first ready-to-wear bridal gown collection.

In this same year, he commences industrial production of his women's ready-to-wear collections, which are sold in the most prestigious El Corte Ingles centres. In 1997 he launches his new ready-to-wear brand "JDP" in Japan through Daimaru Ine, placing it in five large department stores: Daimaru, Mitsukoshi, Seibu, Isetan and Sogo.






In January 1998 he presents his first collection of watches in his new Almirante störe, inaugurated in October 1997 and where all his product lines are now sold. He is responsible for designing uniforms for the Spanish Red Cross, the Long Distance Spanish Rail Service (RENFE), the FNAC stores and the entire statt of the Spanish pavilion and their Autonomous Communities at the Seville World Expo in 1992.

He has designed wardrobes for theatre plays, ballet, cinema and opera, collaborating with directors of the stature of Jose Carlos Plaza, Bob Wilson, Emilio Sagi and Fernando Trueba.

A highlight of his work as costume designer are his designs for the ballet inspired in Garcia Lorca, produced by Aida Gomez and Jose Antonio Ruiz and presented in Granada in 1998, as well as the wardrobe for the ballet "Las Cuatro Estaciones" by Alicia Alonso's National Cuban Ballet. Particularly outstanding was his wardrobe for Bizet's "Carmen", an opera produced by the Teatre Real for the 98-99 season under the stage management of Emilio Sagi.






He also collaborates with this same director in January 2000 on the Spanish operetta "El juramento", produced by the Teatro de la Zarzuela; and in October 2001 he designs the wardrobe and, for the first time, the set design for Vivaldi's opera "Farnace", also produced by the Teatro de la Zarzuela.

He has been a guest Speaker at, among other universities and foundations, the University of Granada for a seminar on "Fashion and Design", Menendez Pelayo University for Conferences on "A View of Fashion from Spain", the University of Navarra, and at the El Escorial summer courses at Complutense University. Since he first graduated he has also been an artistic consultant for the Advanced Centre of Fashion and Design in Madrid - the Madrid Polytechnic University.

In 1999, Jesus del Pozo was the driving force behind the creation of the Association of Spanish Fashion Creators, of which he is President until December 2000.
This Association now has 11 members and attempts to re-launch, via agreements with the Government, a new international platform for Spanish fashion.






In 2000 he launches his first line of sunglasses and prescription glasses.
In October of the same year, in recognition of his prestige on the Spanish fashion scene he is chosen from among all current designers to design the commemorative fashion stamp issued by the General Post Office.

In 2001 his first children's line, Jesus del Pozo Junior, is released.
In September his new fragrances "ON el" and "ON ella" are presented to the media.

During 2002 the product range is extended to T-shirts and the home (dinner sets and household linen), and he signs a new contract with Japan (Toray Industries), with a market launch planned for 2003.

In 2003, within the framework of ARCO and in collaboration with the Helga de Alvear Gallery, he designs the artist Alicia Framis' wardrobe for her performance "Anti-Dog".






In this same year he collaborates on the exhibition "Leonardo da Vinci and music", organised by the National Library in Madrid.
He produces the exhibition "Behind the Mirror. Spanish Fashion" at the MNCARS Reina Sofia in Madrid.

In October 2004 he participates in the Programme "Meetings with ...", held at the Clothing Museum.
Since November 2004, the Jesus del Pozo Foundation, in collaboration with UNED, has organised the "Fashion Design Professional Expert Course: Business Practice" and awarded the qualification Professional Expert.

In September 2005 he presents the fragrance " J. del Pozo In Black ". In October 2005 he is invited to the " Panama Fashion Week ". Exhibition " Temperament and Figure ". Stand of Spain in the Exhibition Universal of Haichi ( Japan ).

Design of Granada Alhambra's uniforms in December 2005.






He has received the following awards:
- Golden Needle. Best International Collection of the Year -1981
- National Cristobal Balenciaga Award for the Best Spanish Designer -l989
- Best Designer Award from the Spanish Centre of New Professions - 1989.
- The Telva Golden T Award. Best women's Fragrance "Duende" -1992
- Baileys specialised press Award for the Best Collection of the Year -1992
- The Golden T and Fifi Awards. Best men's Fragrance. "Quasar" -l994
- Intercoiffure Award for the Best Look of the Year - 1996
- Gold Medal of Merit in Fine Arts, awarded by His Majesty King Juan Carlos l in 1998, the first fashion designer to receive this award.
- Alcatel Professional Career Award - 1998
- The Telva Golden T Award for the Best Spanish Designer - 1999
- "Excellent Madrid" Award, for the quality and avant-garde in his work - 2002. Awarded by the Autonomous Community of Madrid
- MMMODA Award from the Conde Nast Group - 2003
- Glamour Magazine. Best women's Fragrance of the year. Halloween - 2004
- GQ Magazine. Best men's Fragrance of the year. Quasar- 2004
- Best Autumn/Winter Collection Award 2004. FIMI (International Children's Fashion Fair) - 2004
- Cosmopolitan magazine and Fifi award. Best perfume design. J. Del Pozo In Black-2006.






Jesus del Pozo is proposing a sophisticated woman, and elegant, as always for the 2009 bridal collection.Night as Inspiration.The utmost eye for details.
Traditional fabrics are combined specially to create tremendously contemporary and seductive figures. Crepes, tulles, satins, organzine and gazar.
The range of colours is extended from white to watercolour-like ochre colours. Designs for a bride of our time.


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