Saturday, 17 March 2012

Designer: Gomez Gracia

Today I visited the studio of the charming Spanish-born London-based women's fashion designer, Patricia Gomez Garcia who has dressed the likes of American Idol winner Carrie Underwood for the 2012 Grammy Awards, supermodel Adriana Lima and actress Katie Holmes, for a friendly chat mainly about her work, as well a cheeky preview of the Spring/Summer 2012 collection.

Gracia's design mantra is "sexy and confident", creating clothing for women who not only want to have fun with their look, but that do so with elegance and refinement. Many pieces were bold in colour and print with a palette of bright orange and fuchsia pink in abundance for Spring/Summer, as well as sophisticated and highly wearable tan leather dress and jacket, both lined with a bright pink silk, adding a colourful twist to an everyday basic and a flash of colour perfect for spring. 

As for custom made pieces, there were unique additions, namely an orange leather buckled back fastening added to a dress as requested by a girl from Miami for her prom. Black tie evening gowns, adapting interesting concepts to the wardrobe of the working woman and both eye-catching but pretty evening wear are all components that make up that of Garcia's design concept.

There were also a striking range of beautifully construsted garments for Autumn/Winter; the perfect mixture between edgy and elegance in the form of fitted dressed and a really great pair of two toned leather panelled cropped trousers (the zig-zag panelled skirt is shown below). Garments ranged from slight roll neck short sleeved panelled dresses, a sheer chiffon long sleeved top with heavily embellished cuffs and the most gorgeous embossed leather jacket with matching cut-out collared dress. Both the variety and attention to detail of Garcia's pieces is extensive; notably the array of fabrics, craftsmanship and uber femininity, a quality I particularly love about the clothing she creates. My favourite piece by far was the elegant light grey Swarovski-crystal embellished collar mini dress (shown below), the first item which caught my eye amongst the full rail. 

Having recently travelled from London to various international locations on business, including New York, Florida and Paris, as well as planning for the shooting of the Spring/Summer lookbook (the collection for which is available to buy online within the next few weeks), Gracia is adding to her already wide and established client fan base. On meeting her, it is clear immediately that she has a passion for making women not only look good, but feel amazing - and more importantly confident - in any one of her garments. I can only predict an amazing future for her. 

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  2. Wow, those are amazing pictures! I really enjoyed looking through them. This designer honestly sounds amazing! There's a new post up on my blog and I'd love to hear what you think of it, so feel free to stop by!
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