"To talk about nature, you have to speak from the truth and with the truth"
For their Fall Winter 21/22, OTEYZA uses the elements in nature as the source and origin of its creations. Such elements have always been important to the fashion house, hence the work on natural raw materials such as Spanish merino wool and organic cotton. The latest collection, ARCADIA, is conceptually made of a land of humanism and freedom; of deep values and profound creation in which man is still in balance with nature, time and space, and on which OTEYZA bases all his discourse and story on tradition and avant-garde. OTEYZA was founded in 2012 by Paul García de Oteyza and Caterina Pañeda. The designer duo vindicates traditional tailoring from their workshop in Madrid, becoming one of the greatest defenders and exponents of contemporary custom made and luxury “prét-a-couture”.
ARCADIA has been conceived from materials with greater structure, losing the security of symmetry and enhancing an asymmetric balance. Within this collection are unstructured and very light patterns that always enhance the movement of the garments, as well as very masculine pieces and feminine silhouettes. For the collection’s presentation, OTEYZA can count on the collaboration of REMÍREZ DE GANUZA. The iconic winery from La Rioja Alavesa and OTEYZA creations share a vision: to be faithful to nature. REMÍREZ DE GANUZA achieves this ideal through the meticulous care of its own 80 hectares of vineyard. Both creators promote a symbiosis with nature not only in their final products but also in their creation process. Both the winery and the designer feed on it and repay their debt by creating high-quality artisan products with small and sustainable productions.
On the other hand, OTEYZA continues its collaboration with the Madrid City Council as Madrid Ambassadors of “Madrid Capital de Moda”, in order to internationalize Spanish fashion and Madrid’s image worldwide. In recent years, the firm has also collaborated with
the Spanish National Ballet in the 2019 presentation of 'Raíces', with the “Fundación Maphre” in the exhibition 'Zuloaga in Paris de la Belle Époque, 1889-1914’, with the “Teatro Real” in its costume design, with Thyssen Museum for their Balenciaga Exhibition, or with the “Museo del Traje” (Spanish Costume Museum) and “Teatro Español”, among other cultural institutions.
Words by Alexa Bouhelier-Ruelle
Photos provided by designer