Telling a narrative by way of vogue is Santi Mozas’ purpose together with his Barcelona-based model, Compte Spain. The model—based after Santi graduated from the Instituto Europeo di Design for Communication and Vogue Design—transforms fairy tales and extensively recognized tales into rule-free collections. Identified for his distinctive silhouettes, bows each giant and small, and elaborate detailing, Santi’s work is one-of-a-kind. Because the model expands, it stays dedicated to sustainability with a robust deal with native and moral manufacturing.
Santi’s most up-to-date assortment, ‘Trauma’, embodies nightmares, horror movies, and customary fears, and is characterised by means of a darkish color palette. The designer included gothic parts and harsh silhouettes, whereas additionally including elegant pearl detailing to create an beautiful juxtaposition. The mixture of moody colors and lighter materials with bows and sequins makes this assortment a person and sensational show of magnificence in trauma.
Are you able to inform Schön! about your self and what led you to start out Compte Spain?
My identify is Santi Mozas. I created Compte Spain whereas working within the advertising and marketing division of a leather-based items firm. Design wasn’t my first alternative however as time handed, I realised I wished to create garments that mirrored what I felt on the within.
You point out in your web site that ‘compte’ interprets to the act of telling. What does storytelling imply to you and the way does that translate into every of your collections?
With each assortment, I need to present a special facet of the story. My important purpose is to present one other perspective on fairy tales and standard tales and with that in thoughts, create a brand new universe round them.
Your newest assortment, titled ‘Trauma’, is debuting at 080 Barcelona Vogue Week. What’s the inspiration for this assortment?
Trauma is impressed by the climax of goals. This assortment is a compilation of nightmares, fears, and legendary characters from horror movies and tales that everyone knows from our childhoods. All these traumas that originate our important improvement are what encourage the garments.
Why is highlighting trauma by way of vogue essential to you?
I attempt to use vogue as an outlet for trauma. Exploring my very own fears to create and discover new methods of making new garments; to normalize unfavourable issues and make them stunning.
How does this message translate into your designs?
In all of my collections, I create a special [imagination] and work on it to develop this small universe on which I create the garments. For instance, on this assortment, I used the pearls as a metaphor for fallen enamel that normally seem in folks’s goals.
Are you able to inform us about your method to sustainability? Why is that this essential to you?
We work with native suppliers and small workshops and attempt to use as many inventory materials as we will. We don’t inventory garments, so we work on demand slicing waste and overproduction.
How has your method to designing modified all through the years?
As years go by, my imaginative and prescient [of] vogue has developed and now it’s extra mature. I believe extra about qualities, ending, and giving an excellent product to our prospects.
Did it take you some time to develop your design fashion or have you ever all the time had the identical imaginative and prescient?
My imaginative and prescient is all the time evolving. I believe adapting to developments and creating my very own fashion is a unending story and will probably be evolving by way of the years.
Do you have got somebody particular in thoughts when designing?
I normally begin with an general imaginative and prescient of what I would like and as I create garments and begin the creating course of, the gathering evolves and adjustments.
How do you see Compte Spain evolving sooner or later?
I wish to see Compte as a consolidated identify within the vogue trade. Increasing our staff, however by no means dropping what impressed me to start out on this enterprise and vogue journey.