PRESS RELEASE  Autumn – Winter  2021-2022

If the past year has taught us anything it is that we should focus on bringing joy into our lives; that has been our creative and multi-coloured mantra for AW2021, to fill the present with flowers, sunshine and rainbows; overdose on optimism.

The guiding principle of our Autumn Winter 2021/22 collection is quality, seconded by our drive towards happiness. We have had more time than ever before to carefully prepare our collection and can therefore boast the most meticulous tailoring, sumptuous of fabrics and lavish of cuts.

Our iconic flowers appear in variations of multi-coloured neoprene and poplin and can be found applied to garments or hanging from sleeves. Defiant, voluminous and flowered headpieces as well as silk scarves bring a sense of occasion to the show.

Kaftans, poplin shirts, astrakhan coats, woollen crepe ponchos, transparent gauzes and tulle dresses and jackets featuring oceans, sunsets and seas of appliquéd raindrops and sequins; this season has all you need to liven up even the most challenging of times.

And for those of you spending more time than ever at home, longing for a boost of energy and colour, look no further than this season’s catwalk that has been decorated with our new line of vinyl carpets. They are resistant, non-slip, waterproof, easy to clean and Made in Spain! You can find the full line at www.homeandliving.es

 

 

For more information:
Comms & Press Department ARP
Catarina de Lancastre Valente
comunicacion@agatharuizdelaprada.com

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Agatha Ruiz de la Prada (Madrid 1960) studied in the Escuela de Artes y Técnicas de la Moda of Barcelona. At 20, she began working as an intern in the studio of designer Pepe Rubio in Madrid. A year later, she presented her first collection in Madrid at the design centre LOCAL and ever since her designs have been shown in the international capitals of fashion: Paris, Milan, Berlin, Madrid and Barcelona.

Agatha has been a guest of honour and a representative of Spanish fashion on the main catwalks of Albania, Germany, Argentina, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Slovakia, The United States, France, Gambia, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan…

The collections of the following fashion shows stand out:

Tribute to Cristóbal Balenciaga. Museo San Telmo, San Sebastián. (1987)

Unfinished dresses. Berlin and Madrid. (1989)

Expo ’90. Tribute to Sean Scully. Osaka, Japan. (1990)

Fashion Cantata: Lady from Spain. Kyoto, Japan. (1992)

Museum of Modern Art, Paris. (1994)

Tribute to Chillida, The Reina Sofia Museum. (1996)

ABSOLUT Ruiz de la Prada. Madrid, Stockholm, Miami and Punta del Este. (1996-1998)

The Canary Islands, a paradise of flowers, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris. (1998)

International Women’s Day, Hôtel de Ville, Paris. (2003)

Tribute the Meninas of Velázquez, Milan Fashion Week. (2008)

Tribute to Surrealism, Milan Fashion Week. (2009)

Agatha vs. Agatha, Mercedes-Benz Madrid Fashion Week. (2012)

Las autochicas, Mercedes-Benz Madrid Fashion Week (2013)

Prints Retrospective. MBFW, Madrid (2014)

Pool Party, MBFW, Madrid (2016)

Agatha’s designs have become a true medium of artistic expression. During her first years as a designer she began displaying some of her master pieces in galleries and museums in different cities of Spain, France, Italy, US, Germany, Portugal, Austria, Belgium, Greece, Sweden, Colombia, India, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong… In 2014 and 2015, she will present a new retrospective exhibition in different countries of Latin America

Agatha has collaborated with numerous artists like Enrique Vega, Gloria García Lorca, Eduardo Chillida, Pep Guerrero, Luis Galliussi, Philippe Andrieux, Bárbara Juan, Ciuco Gutiérrez, Christopher Makos, Miguel Ángel Molina, Michel Bresson, Ramiro E., Orlan, Nicole Herzog, Karim Rashid…

Since 1986, the company has counted on the collaboration of more than 100 fashion accessory licences. Ceramics coatings, bed and house linen, books, accessories for pets, perfumes and stationery are examples of the many products distributed through Agatha’s flagships stores in Madrid, Paris, Milan, Bogota, Oporto, her online store, as well as a number of multi-brand stores present in over more than 150 countries.

Due to her collaborations with different companies and official organisms, Agatha has designed uniforms, wardrobes, set designs for theatre, opera and dance performances, Christmas lights, children’s parks, urban furniture, theme parks, murals, gardens, restaurants, posters for events, cars etc…

In 2011, the Agatha Ruiz de la Prada Foundation was constituted, conserving an important representation of Agatha’s progression during her past thirty years of history in the world of fashion and creativity, with the purpose of classifying and diffusing her impressive documentary legacy.

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