For this season, OTEYZA uses natural elements as the origin of its creations. “To talk about nature you have to speak from the truth and with the truth”. For this season, OTEYZA uses the elements in nature as the source and origin of its creations. Such elements have always been important to the house, hence the work on natural raw materials such as Spanish merino wool or organic cottons.
The FW21/22 collection ‘ARCADIA’ is a land of humanism and freedom, of deep values and profound creation, in which man is still in balance with nature, in time and space, and on which OTEYZA bases all his discourse and story of tradition and avant-garde. The collection has been conceived from materials with greater structure, losing the security of symmetries and enhancing asymmetric balance. There are unstructured and very light patterns that always enhance the movement of the garments, as well as very masculine pieces and feminine silhouettes. For this 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 through the meticulous care of its own 80 hectares of vineyard. After an exhaustive selection of the grapes, they intervene the minimum in the winemaking process to be as faithful as possible both to the vineyard and to each particular vintage. The long aging characteristics of the winery create a wine that expresses nuances that only time and rest can give. Both creators promote this symbiosis with nature not only in their creations but also in their processes. Both the winery and the firm feed on it, and repay their debt by creating high-quality artisan products with small and sustainable productions.
OTEYZA is a Spanish menswear firm 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. Recently, the firm has been awarded the 2018 National Fashion Award in the category of Innovative Entrepreneurship, as well as the 2018 T Magazine’s Award (The New York Times magazine) for Best Male Collection. The following year, they were VOGUE’s Who’s On Next 2019 finalists. 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 presentation of ‘Raíces’ SS19; 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.
Special Thanks to Press Office, Totem Fashion Paris.
Artistic Direction: Paul García de Oteyza and Caterina Pañeda /Stylist : Cristina Mocong /Make up and hair: Maria Pelucho/Cool Productions /Models: Enrique Fariñas & Laura Ponte