Gratacós has been chosen as a finalist to receive the National Fashion Award in the category of Leading Textile Industry, tanning and other raw materials. This category recognizes the importance of the manufacturing industry of all types of yarns, fabrics, leather and other raw materials.
This is now the second edition of the National Fashion Awards. An event organized by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism to recognize the merits of the Spanish Fashion Industry and vouch for the prestige of this sector. The finalists are those companies, individuals, institutions or organizations that have made a special effort to achieve entrepreneurial excellence in the sector.
The Committee of the Technical Evaluation of the National Fashion Award is made up of ten professional experts in Administration and Fashion Industry. The jury’s decision and award ceremony is to be convened and will take place before the summer.
On Monday 4th May, we presented the Gratacós Barcelona Bridal grant to the winner of the second edition, Garazi Moraga Martin for her project Hummingbird. During the prize ceremony in the Hotel Majestic (Barcelona), Garazi Moraga received a cheque for 500€ to spend on Gratacós fabrics and 1000€ in cash.
For this edition, we have had the pleasure of collaborating with theBarcelona City Councilwho offered a contribution of 500€ for the grant. Furthermore, the moulage of the winning project will be exhibited in one of the main windows of the Hotel Majestic during the Barcelona Bridal Week.
This initiative has been developed in collaboration with the IED Barcelona school for their Advanced Continuous Training Programme in Bridal and Special Occasion Design. It forms part of our “Talent Plan”, a set of actions that aim to support emerging designers, impulse creativity and offer young talents training opportunities in the Fashion and Textile Industry.
To conclude, allow us to make special mention to the members of jury that made up this second edition: Gloria Casacuberta (Gratacós), Carmen del Castillo (Gratacós), Emy Teruel (Wedding Planner and Manager of Exclusive Weddings), Aurora Segura (fashion journalist for La Vanguardia newspaper), Pilar Pasamontes (Scientific Director of IED and Vicepresident of ModaFAD Barcelona), Isabel Planas (in representation of Hotel Majestic) and Lourdes Sugranyes (Operative Manager for Promotion in the Barcelona City Council, Barcelona Activa – Area of Economy, Business and Employment.
Gratacós was present in the last edition of the Fashion and Communication Seminar that took place in the Traje Museum (Madrid). The seminar was hosted in cooperation with the Villanueva University (part of the the Madrid Computense University) and their degree in Communication and Fashion Management (CGM).
In this IX edition, Juan Gratacós, executive director of Gratacós, relayed the importance of the creation of fabrics as an element to differentiate oneself and also to bring value to the fashion industry:
“On the catwalks, you see the fashion show and the garment surrounded by glamour. In fabrics, however, you will never see the brand nor be able to appreciate it on an individual or collective level. We want people to recognize us, because the risk is that the industry is disappearing. We want to show the public that we make something as important as the fabric that make the clothes in our country. If we don’t, in the end, they will go somewhere else and look for it cheaper. We need to differentiate ourselves from the fabrics that come from abroad. We want the garment to have a differentiating value.”
You can read the full interview with Juan Gratacós and the Communication and Fashion Management degree by clicking on the following link.
Gratacós has the pleasure of introducing Unlimit, the fourth edition of forecast of trends and contrast-material inspirations for Autumn/Winter 2016-2017 by The Color Community.
The presentation will take place in Barcelona on the 24th April at 5pm in the Pau Gil conference room in the Hospital San Pau historic site (C/Sant Antoni Maria Claret 167). Participants include three members of The Color Community team: Gloria Jover, Pere Ortega and Rosa Pujol.
The Color Community is the result of four design professionals who got together to share in a cross cutting way the studio, their expertise and capture of colour. The team is led by Gloria Jover (designer and cool-hunter), Eva Muñoz (specialist in colour&trim), Pere Ortega (architect and teacher) and Rosa Pujol (stylist and textile designer).
The presentation of trends for upcoming seasons is an activity which is especially beneficial for young students studying fashion. Gratacós has been developing this twice a year since 2006.
Photo by The Color Community
On this occasion, a competition will be held amongst the design students attending the presentation. The winner will have the opportunity to participate in the next meeting of The Color Community; an important gathering where the forecast of colour range for the next season Spring/Summer 2017 will be decided. Those who want to take part in the competition must write a text explaining the reasons why they would like to participate and also what they can contribute to the meeting. The Gratacós and The Color Community teams will check through all the questionnaires and decide upon the winner.
Gratacós has the great pleasure of collaborating with GG Fashion Market, one of the most important book fairs for fashion publications in Spanish. The event will take place on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th April at the headquarters of the publishing house Gustavo Gili (C/Rosselló 87-89, Barcelona).
The book fair will offer a wide variety of publications that analyze the industry of fashion from various sectors: design, pattern, illustration, marketing, history and sociology. All the books on sale will benefit from a 10% discount.
As has become customary in past editions, this year the competition GGmoda will also be held for fashion students. The common theme of this edition is sustainable fashion with publications such as: “Moda ética para un futuro sostenible” (Ethical fashion for a sustainable future) by Elena Salcedo, and “Moda sostenible” (Sustainable Fashion) by Alison Gwilt.
The jury is made up by Gloria Casacuberta (responsable for communication for the Gratacós shop) acting as president with the participation of Fiona Capdevila (textile artisan and founding member of the Association of Sustainable Fashion in Barcelona), Charo Mora (fashion journalist) and Carmen H. Bordas (fashion editor for GG). The winner will be announced Thursday 16th at 7pm.
The 10 participating schools: 7 from Barcelona, 1 from Sabadell, 1 from Palma de Mallorca and 1 from Valencia, will exhibit their designs in the hall of the publishing house during the GG Fashion market. Furthermore, as part of the prize, the winning designs will be exhibited in our new space opening shortly in Riera Sant Miquel (Gràcia).
Amongst the novelties this edition we mention the Student Market. An outdoor market which will be set up in front of the publishing house headquarters, where design students can sell their creations. For more information, you can visit the following link for the Gustavo Gili website.
The world of fashion is in luck and we are more than delighted with this initiative. It is the first Film Festival documentary about fashion taking place in Barcelona the upcoming month of May, on the 15th, 16th and 17th in the Aribau multicines.
Moritz Feed Festival is an initiative impulsed by the brand of beer who, together with the Charo Mora coordination have launched this first project which aims to offer a programme in which the cinematographic quality of each and every one of its productions prevails.
Apart from perceiving fashion as a cultural expression, this festival hosts and exhibits a dozen documentaries about fashion and various premieres with the objective of showing the audience the richness and complexity of fashion as a phenomenon and as a reflection of society and its history.
In Gratacós, we have noted the dates in our diary and we will be sure not miss it, following up on each and every one of the steps that will be taken in this first edition of the Festival, and in many other editions.
Once again we have packed our bags to continue our travels, this time to Morocco. Here is where the most important textile fair in North Africa, Marocco Style, Fashion and Tex took place. We were there together with many other companies from the international fashion industry participating to present our articles, the fabrics that will be in fashion in the upcoming seasons.
Casablanca is the largest city in Marocco and also has the main port which accounts for 80% of the countries´commerce. Thanks to their location, this fair is gaining more and more importance in the fashion and textile world.
From the 10th to 12th March, visitors have flocked from the Middle East, the Gulf, Europe, Russia and many other countries of the world. An opportunity for us to continue expanding our brand and position the Gratacós fabrics in all parts of the world.
For us, this is the start of a big friendship with the fair Marocco Style, Fashion and Tex.
A few days ago the fashion world mourned the loss of another of the most talented designers in Spain, Raimon Bundó, founder of the bridal fashion brand that carries his name.
It was in 1969 when he set up the company which became one of the great predecessors of prêt-à-porter in the bridal fashion world. An outstanding designer and better person who dedicated his life to his great passion. He managed to introduce his brand in up to 30 countries and position himself as competition for large companies such as Rosa Clará or Pronovias.
From Gratacós we just want to thank him for his work, inspiration and the legacy he has left behind in the Spanish fashion world.
31 editions later, Gratacós is still present and giving it all at the Premiere Vision Paris fair. An event we look forward to each year to show the fabrics from our new collections. We always come back from the fair with a good feeling and pleased with the result.
This year, as always our presence at the fair has not gone unnoticed. Thanks to the 10 people working on our stand that made each and every one of our clients feel the warm welcome of our fabrics and capture the essence of Gratacós.
This fabric fair in Paris brings together each year more and more people from all over. Customers from the 5 continents that travel to discover the novelties that will be tendency for the upcoming season and that have been welcomed under the slogan “Heres fashion comes to life”. We love it.
Furthermore, in this edition, more than ever, we have noticed the presence of Asian customers who are increasingly interested in the novelties of European fashion.
In Gratacós, we are very happy with our participation in Premiere Vision Paris. Our customers are delighted with the novelties we are exhibiting and we are back feeling very eager to continue innovating and to show our fabrics to other corners of the world.
Once again this year we have exhibited at the international fair Munich Start. We have been attending this fair for four years now and it has been an opportunity to present the new fabrics which will be in fashion next season. And this time with more novelties than ever.
This time our visit to Germany has been to gain a foothold and establish the presence of Gratacós in this country, with the opening of an agency that represents our fabrics (Ralph Fuhrmann).
In Gratacós, we have taken a step further to continue expanding our presence on an international level and to introduce our fabrics in many other countries.
We are now back and are very happy to transport the passion we have for our work and the results it brings with it to other places. In this way we give the international fashion world a bit more of ourselves every time.