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Monday 13 April 2015

GG Fashion Market

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.

Thursday 02 April 2015

Moritz Feed Dog: Documentary Cinema about fashion, in Barcelona.

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.

We will tell you about our experience then.

Monday 23 March 2015

Gratacós presents its fabrics in Casablanca

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.

We will keep you updated.

Wednesday 04 March 2015

Raimon Bundó

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.

Photo: JAE - Informativos.Net

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.

R.I.P. Raimon Bundó.

Monday 23 February 2015

Gratacós exhibits their fabrics in Premiere Vision Paris

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.

Monday 09 February 2015

Gratacós goes back to Munich and is there to stay

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.

Friday 30 January 2015

Gratacós supports young designers in 080 BFW

080 Barcelona Fashion Week is back for another edition. Plenty of novelties and fresh young talent determined to make a strong impression and gain a foothold in the world of fashion. And it is in this way that our fabrics are back on the catwalks with two designers that will give plenty to talk about. All positive.


Manuel Bolaño is without a doubt one of the most awaited for designers on the Catalan catwalk. As he himself says, he has a show prepared to present his collection “Palomo Cojo” for the upcoming season Autumn Winter 15/16. And moreover he is using Gratacós fabrics.

We are also anxious to see the designs presented by Pedro Covelo on the Modafad catwalk, winner of the last edition. We are sure this young designer will go as far as he wishes to and we also support him fully.


We will be there, in the first row as we do not to miss a thing. If you would also like to attend, you are in luck, because we are GIVING AWAY TWO DOUBLE PASSES; one for the Manuel Bolaño fashion show and the other for Pedro Covelo.

Manuel Bolaño: Wednesday 4th February (4pm)

Pedro Covelo: Thursday 5th February (7pm)

¿How to participate?

Leave a message in this image (here) saying which of the two shows you would like to attend. All those who participate will take part in the draw. You have until Tuesday 2nd February at 2pm to participate.   Shortly after, we will publish the names of the winners on Facebook.

The passes can be collected at the Gratacós shop, in Calle Pau Claris 162 – piso 2º, Barcelona. (Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm)

Good luck to you all, we’ll see you at 080!

Wednesday 28 January 2015

Further price reductions at the Gratacós shop

Yes, you heard correctly, in Gratacós we want you all to show off our new accessories so we have reduced our sales prices even further. Just because we fancied it and because we want to see you in our new shop in Calle Pau Claris 162 – 2º.




Party bags made by the brand 73 by Elliot Mann, and other designers. Also,necklaces, shawls, headdresses, hats, scarves and many more accessories with up to 50% and 70% off.


If you cannot quite believe it, we will give you an example of some of the best prices we have in the shop. And if you want to see more, you know what you need to do. Come to our shop and we will be delighted to see you and show you our fantastic sales.

Friday 23 January 2015

Special outlet for fabrics and bridal accessories

In Gratacós we think there is no better way to end the month of January than with a little surprise that brightens up our day. Especially if you are thinking of getting married and are currently in search of your bridal dress. In order to make the dress you have always imagined yourself in, you will need the perfect fabric, and that’s where we come in.

As from next Tuesday 27th January, in our shop in Pau Claris we are putting on an outlet for fabrics and bridal accessories. Here you will be able to find all types of bridal fabrics; from brocades, jacquards, laces or sequins; to a variety of plains such as satin, taffeta, silk or crepes. All these fabrics in a range of white and ivory colours.


If you wanted choice, then Gratacós can offer it to you.

Furthermore, we have a large variety of complements and bridal accessories. From lace fans, to headbands and organza gloves, aswell as headdresses made by hand by designers such as Julio Quijano or Anna Blau, amongst others.



If however you are one of the ones who are waiting to see the new bridal collection, you will have to wait a little longer. We will launch it in March when we move to the new Gratacós shop.

Just to remind you, you can visit the Outlet as from Tuesday 27th at our store in Pau Claris, level 2 – Barcelona. We look forward to seeing you there and showing you all the fabrics.

Wednesday 21 January 2015

New edition of the 080 Barcelona Fashion Week 2015

This year, the 080 Barcelona Fashion Week has made an impressive debut and people are already talking about the young designers who once again have the opportunity to present their collections and introduce themselves into the world of fashion. Furthermore, this new edition is full of surprises and one of them – if not the most important – is the new award for these emerging young talents.


The Generalitat de Catalunya National Award to emerging design 080 BFW.

The objective of this 20.000€ prize is recognition of the talent of these designers and the diffusion and notoriety of the winning brand. It is also recognition of Catalan fashion in general, both at a national and international level.

This 15th edition of the 080 fashion show will take place from the 2nd to 5th February in the Maritime Museum in Barcelona – DrassanesReials. A space which is being prepared and converted to accommodate the maximum number of people possible during these 4 days.


From Gratacós, we will be present at the show offering our support to those young talents who work so hard to find their place in the fashion industry. We are already very impatient to see all the novelties.