GARCIA MADRID has graduated to the catwalks of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, currently the only brand to show a mens-only collection for AW18-19. BDMOTP couldn’t be happier, as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has been dominated by womenswear for many, many seasons, possibly since the very beginning of its time, and only just have the catwalks finally realized that yes, men also need to get dressed every day too. So thank you GARCIA MADRID for not only creating your fashions just for men, but for also walking them down the AW18-19 catwalks in Madrid for all to enjoy and admire.
And enjoy and admire we did. Bright colors and dapper, yet wearable fashions walked the runways. Pops of bright orange, bold purple and brilliant gold are a staple in the collection and we see trends of all kinds, like floral patterned blazers, long trenches, plaid, layers and turtlenecks. Preppy shawls and scarves were layered over suits and blazers for an extra added touch of prep — which is ever trendy in the fashion-conservative city of Madrid.
We were pleased to see the beginnings of more model diversity on the catwalk — in previous seasons, Madrid has struggled with this point, but is slowly beginning to include a more diverse selection of models. BDMOTP’s favorite piece was an orange floor-length trench — after all — we are obsessed with outerwear. This warm and vibrant pop of color seemed to unfreeze the ice, snow and the cold of winter and bring in the warmth of roasting chestnuts and cinnamon tea.
Words by Lori Zaino and photos from IFEMA.