Sunday, September 06, 2009

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada Fall 2009

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada y Sentmenat (born 22 June 1960) is a Spanish fashion designer who is one of her country's best-known personalities in the clothing industry, in addition to being a highly-recognized figure on the European social and entertainment scene.

Following studies at the Barcelona Fashion Institute [the Escola d'Art i tècniques of Moda Barcelona], she entered the world of fashion in 1980 at the age of twenty and started her career as a designer the following year, in the aftermath of having arranged her first fashion show in Madrid's Centro Superior de Diseño de Moda. Top models like Eva Riccobono and Andreea Stancu walk regulary for her during fashion weeks.

In the following years, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada Became a leading figure of the capital city's sociocultural movement of the late 1970s-early 1980s, known as the Movida. The popularity of her original bright-colored designs was assured by her skillful use of the motifs of moons, stars, suns or hearts, Which also transferred to her designs for furniture, carpets, crockery, lamps, pens, pencils, lip balms, scents , sleeves, towels or bed linen as well as clothes for men, women and children. She is also known for having joined and supported Spain's Green Party, the Confederation of the Greens, and for her success with top commercial enterprises such as Audi, Air Europa, DHL, Absolut and El Corte Inglés. In addition to a fashion stores in various Spanish cities, she also has outlets in Milan, Paris and New York.

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