On 1 Feb 2012, the 55th edition of the Madrid Fashion Week - since this season the new name is Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, opens with the presentation of collections by Spanish designers like Duyos, Jesús Del Pozo, Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada and Elisa Palomino (interview below).
The dates for the MBFWM (Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid) from 1st to 5th February were chosen in accordance with the international Fashion Weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris. More than 40 designers will show their Fall/Winter 2012/13 collections on the catwalk at Feria de Madrid. At the EGO showroom, additional 45 designers will be presented.
Even this season, the shows will be broadcasted live (worldwide) on the new website mercedesbenzfashionweekmadrid.com. The website is designed for desktop, smartphone and tablet. Between the shows, the organizers offer reports and interviews with celebrities. The programme will be recorded; so even users who are late can enjoy the full information. Last season (September 2011), Madrid Fashion Week recorded 74,500 (virtual) visits via internet and more than 50,100 visitors who have found their way to the event spaces at Feria de Madrid.
Video by JapanCoolture.com (2011): Interview with Spanish designer Elisa Palomino (studied Fashion Design at St. Martins College of Art, London). She combines Asian and Western fashion with a touch of vintage. Elisa Palomino worked at Moschino, Roberto Cavalli, Christian Dior, Diane Von Furstenberg... before she founded her own label in 2010 together with her husband. On her website elisapalomino.com, fashion shows from the last seasons held in New York, Rome, Milan, London... give insights into her style.