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Friday 19 September 2014

A shop window for all the senses

Art, fashion, fabrics and lots of imagination is what can be found in the design of our new shop windows in the Gratacós shop in Paseo de Gracia.  The shop window designer Antonio Iglesias has put together various pieces to achieve an interpretation of reading.


The background of the shop window has been decorated by the artist Mariana Méndez.  Her drawings make reference to the 5 senses.  These drawings are complemented perfectly with the designs Teresa Helbig has used to dress the mannequins.




A joint effort of work that implements Antonio Iglesias’ idea of representing reading as a way of plunging our senses into new written stories.



Monday 15 September 2014

Back to Premiere Vision Paris

Each season, each design and each new fabric that forms part of a collection is a challenge that we must present to the fashion world and Premiere Vision Paris has always been a perfect shop window.  So, suitcase in hand we are going to la Cite de l’Amour from the 16th to the 18th September to continue our work.


This time, with something new to celebrate, because this is now the 30th edition since we first went to this fashion fair in Paris in February 2000.  14 years of memories and expectations which, like good wine, has helped us improve with time.


Furthermore, this year, the Gratacós stand is situated in one of the best areas in Premiere Vision, the entrance to Hall 5.  A location where all visitors pass by, which gives us the advantage that they don’t have to look all around the fair to find us.

We will be there in our finest clothes and our expert team will attend the needs and worries of all those visitors who come to see our fabrics.  Because Premiere Vision Paris is a key fair which marks the beginning of the season and we are going to take advantage of it.

We will tell you all about it on our return from Premiere Vision París.

Wednesday 10 September 2014

New collection of Gratacós Fabrics

We have everything ready and we are set to present our new collection of Gratacós fabrics for the Autumn Winter 2014/15 season.  Lively colors and prints that will brighten up these cold winter months.  The warmth of our fabrics is here to stay and we want you to enjoy them as from day one.


Furthermore, if you are curious to know what we have prepared for next year, you can see a preview on our website of the fabrics that will set trends next season Spring-Summer 2015.  A collection of subtlety between light and colour in which the senses become the main character.


You can also see details of the fabrics we are working on for the upcoming season Autumn Winter 2015/16.  It may seem a bit far off, but we can tell you that it will be a unique collection made from a singular vision with an intimate and personal beauty.


If you want to find out more, you can visit us in the Gratacós shop in Paseo de Gracia where we can show you many more details.  We love what we do and we want you to see it.

Friday 29 August 2014

Munich & Gratacós. Something to motivate us after the post holiday blues.


For those of you who do not know, fashion has been talked about in Munich for a long time before Pep Guardiola arrived there with his impeccable style.  The fair Munich Fabric Start is now a starting point after the summer break, a place to kick start the Autumn Winter 2015 collections.

gratacós We will be there of course, presenting our new articles and looking out for novelties and trends in the sector. This the 4th year we are participating in this fair, which is clearly in expansion.  Centre of a booming market and with participants that include Schumacher, Strenesse, Talbot Runholf or Luisa Cerano.  A tall order.

This is a great remedy to forget all about the beach, the mojitos and afternoon siestas and plunge back into work (a lot more tanned than the Germans) for the new season and start up new business with our batteries recharged.  We don’t know what the forthcoming months will be like, but we can tell you that they won’t be boring.

Off we go.  If you will attend, it’s from the 2nd to 4th September in Munich.

Auf Wiedersehen!!


Friday 08 August 2014

Hermés and the scarf culture

Hermés are not only famous bags known worldwide, but also the ultimate icon in the world of fashion. Every day they surprise us with new ideas. Their last proposal was to encourage women to use scarves and attract them to this culture.


In order to achieve this, they created Silk Knots App, a mobile applicatiomn with thousands of ideas to wear this versatile accessory. It includes various short videos that show you step by step how to tie a scarf and different unimaginable ways to wear it.

They recently updated this application to present the Spring-Summer 2014 collection in which you can see in much further detail aswell as the videos published on the Internet.

We cannot deny that we feel fascinated by these charming scarves and they are difficult to resist when in comes to choosing fashion accessories. Proof of this is our latest collection of exclusive scarves Love Gratacos on show in our shop in Paseo de Gracia.


We like this application a lot, and whether it be with Hermes or Gratacos scarves, it will come in handy to wear this feminine and charming accessory any time of the year.

We hope to see you soon in our shop in Paseo de Gracia, where you can see our exclusive collection and we can also offer you some simple tips.

Friday 25 July 2014

Gratacós exhibits once again at Premiere Vision New York 2014

This year, like every year, we have travelled to the Big Apple to Premiere Vision New York to present our collection of fabrics for the upcoming season Autumn Winter 2015/16. This is one of the most important trade fairs in the textile sector for spotting trends for the upcoming seasons.

We did not want to miss this important date. It represents an opportunity for us to continue expanding and show our work. We are proud to say that we are the only Spanish company who attends this fair, which in one year has increased its number of exhibitors by 15%. This is all the more encouragement for us to continue attending.

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Designers, lovers of fabrics and specialists in the world of fashion travel to New York to see, touch and start conjuring up their designs for a season which might seem a long way off, but which we have had ready for some time now.

Furthermore, in this edition we were pleasantly surprised to have been assigned a new location -Pier 92-. The fantastic views we had on these intense two days made the work very enjoyable.

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And even more so when you see that the effort and work that has gone into this new collection pays off and you get positive feedback and comments. We have come back from New York a lot more motivated than we were.

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We have come back with our batteries recharged and eager to show all the collections we have ready for the upcoming seasons. But all in good time. In the meantime you can continue enjoying our numerous fabrics in the Gratacós shop in Paseo de Gracia. We look forward to seeing you there.

Thursday 10 July 2014

“The boy with sad eyes” by Manel Bolaño features in the 080 Barcelona Fashion event

The Manuel Bolaño catwalk show took place last Saturday, 5th July on the 080 Barcelona Fashion event.  The Catalan designer presented his designs for the next spring-summer season 2015.  A collection which stirred many emotions.


Manuel Bolaño invaded the catwalk with his show “The boy with sad eyes”.  With a 90’s look, his designs were inspired in the image of a boy who collected butterflies and was in love with a witch who sought after plants for her spells.

The little details and accessories have been an essential part of his collection in order to complete the 27 different models presented during this fashion week.

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This video by Efe Estilo shows some of the moments we enjoyed of the show.

We are fascinated by this new collection and his unique way of combining and giving shape to the fabrics.  We are proud to say that the fabrics were by Gratacós.

This young designer does not cease to amaze us season after season. We simply hope that the fashion will continue being as lucky to enjoy his talent and designs.

¡Congratulations Manuel!

Tuesday 08 July 2014

Silver ARTFAD award goes to Kima Guitart

Last Tuesday, 1st July, the ARTFAD awards ceremony took place in Barcelona.  These awards for contemporary arts and crafts are held both nationally and internationally and seek to stimulate investigation, creation and excellence in the field of applied arts.  It is aimed at visual artists, students and professional artisans of all types who want to participate.


And this year we received a nice surprise.

Recently we talked about Kima Guitart in one of posts.  She is one of the designers of our exclusive scarves collection “Love Gratacós”.

Now her work has been awarded with the Silver ARTFAD prize for one her shawls “Subtil, un xal ritual” made with watercolours on natural silk organdie.


A spectacular design which we love and which is now on show in the Design Hub  - Plaza de las Glorias Catalanas, 37-38- until the 22nd October.

¡Congratulations Kima!

Monday 30 June 2014

Gratacós in the TV programme “Solo Moda”

Last Sunday on the 22nd June the Channel 1 TV programme “Solo Moda” broadcasted a documentary on Gratacós where they explained how and when this big adventure started. Our designer and stylist Rosa Pujol together with Juan Gratacóos talked about design, trends and character. 


Solo Moda is a new cultural spot presented by the model Nieves Álvarez, which aims to promote and publicize the fashion world both nationally and internationally. 

Gratacós would like to thank the programme for recognizing the effort, passion and eagerness we put into each and every one of our fabrics and our work.  From the very beginning this has become our world.  

Friday 27 June 2014

The 080 Barcelona Fashion show is back and we are going to celebrate it

Just like in the past editions, Gratacós is participating in this fashion week with activities and various incentives to promote creativity in a unique way.  Gratacós will also be present on the 080 Barcelona Week sponsoring two young designers in the fashion world.


Manuel Bolaño has been sponsored with our neoprene article.  An original and novel fabric which he has used to create his SS 2015 collection and which can be seen on his catwalk show in this edition July 2014.

We have also created synergies with the designer Brain&Beast.  He was one of the artists who designed 5 exclusive scarves for us, all inspired in his pop/rock music icons and which can be seen in the entry “Exclusive scarves Love Gratacós”.

Furthermore, in our shop in Paseo de Gracia, up until the 6th July, you can see three special shop windows which have been made up for this fashion week.

In one we have joined the initiative taken on by La Roca Village by participating with “A Fashion Window”.  This shop window is decorated under the theme Barcelona Designers Collective, an international project which aims to lend a hand to emerging talent.



The other two shop windows have been made up by Manuel Bolaño y Brain&Beast to show the synergies developed with Gratacós and dedicated to their participation in the 080 Barcelona Fashion event.



We hope to see you soon in our shop in Paseo de Gracia where you can see all the talent these two designers have to offer. We’ll see you there.