PRESS RELEASE    Autumn – Winter  2019-2020

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada’s Autumn/Winter 2019-2020 collection will be one of the most brilliant that we have seen in a long time. Sequins, tinsel, lurex, metallic pleather and all that glitters bring light to our most recent creations, covering them in glory and magnificence. The catwalk will find itself transformed into a fabulous agathist party, in which the dresses themselves will come alive to play.

The agathist iconography will see itself reinvented with daring cheekiness for the strong, independent and proud modern woman, a woman that is much more than empowered, a woman that is accustomed to being her own super-hero. From the most urban of tracksuits to the most breathtaking of evening gowns, this collection caters to the many faces and fashions of the 21st century woman.

Umbrella dresses, balloon skirts, candy shirts, serving-tray suits, dinosaur tracksuits, giant bows, wheels, fried eggs, walking pianos, comic explosions, clouds, flowers, stars and hearts…

Among the many aces up our sleeves, a succulent silk from the Canary Islands stands out, capable of making the most dignified of Roman Emperors drool with envy. Thanks to the wondrous artisanal work of Las Hilanders de El Paso (and the organization of Isla Bonita Moda) we have had the privilege of creating a true piece of art, a carnation dress in fuchsia silk, with natural dyes that boast the highest of qualities in this modern age.

The fabulous Cosmic platforms will be available for pre-order from today onwards exclusively on es-fascinante.com as well as our online store agatharuizdelaprada.com. Don’t miss out!

We shall also enjoy the marvelous sponsorship of G.H.Mumm champagnes – knowing how important bubbles are for accessing the world of the fantastical.

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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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