Victorio & Luchinno .
Victorio & Lucchino is a Spanish fashion company, which takes its name from its creators, Victorio, Jose Victor Rodriguez Caro, and Lucchino, Jose Luis Medina.
They began their journey into the world of fashion in the late 1970s, in the city of Seville.
The professional meeting occurred both in the design department of the company Disart Seville. Following this employment, independence and decided to open a store in the Andalusian capital where they sold their first designs. In 1985 he designed his first collection, presented in a parade in New York.
Since then and with the creation of the Cibeles, began presenting his two collections of ready-to-wear every year.
In 1984, after observing the high demand for their wedding dresses, they decided to create their first collection and present it in a fashion show in Barcelona. At that time revealed as pioneers in a sector which was later incorporated many of the designers of ready-to-wear.
In 1992, with the intention to diversify its business, launched its first fragrance for women, Carmen, in collaboration with the Spanish fashion company Puig.1 have recently been initiated in jewelry design. Moreover, his love of art and culture has led them to collaborate in theater and film productions, as the works ‘Yerma’ or ‘La Celestina’ and the movie ‘The Bodyguard’, where Whitney Houston wore a dress designed by them.
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada
Daughter of a famous architect and Castilian nobleman, Juan Manuel Ruiz de la Prada and Sanchiz, 17 and a Catalan nobleman, Maria Isabel de Sentmenat and Urruela, 18 studied at the School of Arts and Crafts Barcelona Fashion.
She started at age 20 to work as an assistant in the studio of the designer Madrid Pepe Rubio. A year later, he made his first parade in Madrid Design Center and participated in a joint fashion show at the Museum of Contemporary Art of the capital.
Just a year after this, Agatha opens its first store and exposes Painted Suits. From the beginning, his work has been disruptive and characteristic of herself. Woships in his words clothes happy Using vivid colors and pure geometric forms and all symbolic language composed of hearts, clouds and flowers create a unique identity that characterizes and distinguishes over many other designers.
“My design is conceptual. If we remove everything superfluous we conclude that fashion should be comfortable: comfortable for body and mind, comfortable to wear and who look and comfortable to make and destroy. “Said Agatha Ruiz de la Prada.
Apart from creating clothing lines, took the business of shoes, perfumes, watches, wall tiles, household linens, stationery and furniture sets, theatrical costumes, doll clothes, uniforms, socks, sunglasses, upholstery, costumes and to labels for bottles of wine. He has published books themselves, designed book covers and discs.
It is linked romantically to journalist and director Pedro José Ramírez Codina the couple has two sons: Tristan Jerome and Cosima Oliva.
During the 80’s Spain-the “Movida Madrileña”, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada became one of the most important promoters of the movement and has since continued very active in the artistic and cultural scene of the country.
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada started to license its brand in 1991 and currently works with more than 50 licensees. It has expanded its range of products from clothing to furniture woman, reinforced doors, motorcycle helmets, books, pet accessories, lingerie, cosmetics, crockery, handbags, jewelry, wedding dresses, mobile phones, lamps and sails etc. products.
This range of products is distributed through exclusive designer shops in Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Milan, New York and Porto in multibrand stores plus more than 140 countries.
África Ripoll Mulero
Julia Pretel Segado
Dori Robles Antón
Mª Amparo Pérez García
Celia Madrrid Briones
3rd. C CSE
Zara is a chain of stores belonging to the Spanish fashion group Inditex founded by Amancio Ortega Gaona. It is the company’s flagship chain and is represented in Europe, America, Africa, Asia and Oceania with 1671 stores in 76 countries, 333 of them in Spain (2012) [update]. In 2007 it opened 560 stores across the group. Some of its stores operate under the brands Zara Lefties and Reduced, aimed to sell cheaper clothes and leftover traces of season and others like Kiddy’s Class or Zara Kids, a children’s clothing orientandas.
In 2004, its turnover was EUR 3,819.6 million and accounted for 67.8% of Inditex’s sales. It has three logistics centers, located in the main Arteijo, La Coruna (Spain), where he opened the first store in 1975 and two in Zaragoza and Madrid. Recently opened the first store in mainland China, in the city of Shanghai.
In 1975 heopened thefirst Zara storeinLaCoruna, close factoriesArteijo, northwestof Spain.
In 1985, Zaraentered thefastfashion business. BusinessJoinsJose MariaCastilian, professor ofbusiness school, asAmancioOrtega‘s right hand, improving logistics company.
In 1988Zaraopened a store inOporto(Portugal), the firstoutside Spain.
In 2005, PabloIslareplacesCEOJose MariaCastilian andbeginsa restructuringof logistics.
By Blanca Martínez,Patricia Gea,Yolanda Martínez y Cristina Vicente
Hello, we’re going to talk about style in Spain. There are many interesting shops in this area; a lot of people come to Spain to buy clothes. There are many shops for all kind of people depending of the age.
Young people are very interested in the stores where they can buy nice and cheap clothes.
In Spain there are a lot of shops where you can buy on-line. It’s a big opportunity because you can buy clothes from all over the world directly from your house. We don´t buy usually on-line because the brands we like are in our town.
The shops that we like are those who have new and trendy clothes. These clothes you can find in shops like: Zara, Bershka, Sfera, Blanco, Stradivarius, Etam, Oysho…
We´re going to interview some teenagers about their tastes:
The name of the first person that we´re going to interview is María Jiménez, she is nineteen years old and she lives in Cartagena.
-What it’s your favourite shop? Why?
My favourite shop is Zara, because it has very fashionable clothes.
-From where are the clothes that you’re wearing right now?
The t-shirt that I´m wearing is from Zara, my shorts are from Stradivarius and the bag is from Sfera.
-What shops would you like to have in Cartagena?
Callate la boca and Converse.
-The name of the second person that we´re going to interview is Carlos González, he is twenty-two years old and he lives in Cartagena:
-Do you like going shopping?
No, I find it very boring. Girls love shopping, but I don´t like it.
-Where do you buy your clothes normally?
I don´t like going shopping very much, but my favourite shops are Abercrombie and Hollister.
– Would you like to have more shops in Cartagena specialized in men clothes?
I would like it very much, because I usually buy my clothes in these shops.
The name of the last girl is Laura Gil, she is seventeen years and she’s from Cartagena, she loves the skater style:
– How would you define your style in one word?
– Why do you like to dress like skaters?
Because my style defines my personality and it´s unique.
-What do you think about the lack of skaters shops in Cartagena?
Well that´s very bad because the people who has this style doesn’t have the opportunity to buy the clothes in the city, only on-line.
What about you? What style do you like?
-Pilar Esteban Flores
-Margarita López Iñesta
-Silvia Romero Carrión
3rd of CSO.