Five Barcelona fashion designers to put on your radar

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30 Oct 2023
Five Barcelona fashion designers to put on your radar

From Dominnico to Outsiders Division, here are the designers putting Barcelona on the global fashion map

image courtesy of Outsiders Division

words Sophie Lou Wilson

Spain has produced no shortage of big name brands and designers, from Cristóbal Balenciaga and Paco Rabanne to Paloma Wool and Desigual. Yet it is not considered a European fashion capital on par with London, Paris and Milan. But all that is about to change.

080 Barcelona Fashion Week was established to promote fashion in Catalonia, platforming buzzy brands like the mind-bendingly playful Outsiders Division and the Y2K-moto-infused Dominnico. While previous generations might have left their home countries to show in London or Paris, a new wave of Catalonian designers are choosing to stay put and boost their city’s global fashion cred. Their varied brands explore fluid tailoring, noughties nostalgia and joyful expression. What they have in common is an upbeat confidence and strong point of view. From Outsider Division's eclectic kidcore offering to Paolo Leduc's scrappy ode to Mexican cowboys and Carlota Barrera's sleek tailoring, here are five of the city’s most exciting designers to have on your radar.

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