01 June 2023
Alexis Ferrer, Hair Stylist and creator of an innovative technique for printing photographs on hair — one of the top 10 hairdressers in the world — was the guest opinion leader for the second session of Mastering your Brain, a programme of academic encounters between the IED Barcelona community and design sector leaders.
The meeting, which took place in the Open Space at Point One on 31 May, enabled participants to discover the possibilities of hairdressing as a "decorative art”, with the aim of recounting stories and inspiring us.
From embroidery with natural hair to headdresses made by way of 3D printing, via black and white photographic printing on hair and high-definition digital printing with a wide colour palette, Ferrer opened up about his impressive career during the meeting, and also revealed his challenges for the future. These involve “achieving printing on hair that can move freely so the design can come back to its original form without having to be static, as it is now”.
And for this stylist that has been a member of “Wella Global Creative Artists” since 2012, in a few years’ time, wearing colour effects in the hair, such as prints, will be the norm. Photographic printing machines in the form of rollers that will be able to iron on images vertically will form part of the tools in hairdressing salons, and it will be possible to create three-dimensional images on curly hair as well as to control the colour of the dye with a single application.
Ferrer is currently exhibiting several pieces of his revolutionary creative work in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs [Museum of Decorative Arts] in Paris as part of the exhibition “Des cheveux et des poils” [“Hair & Hairs”].
With her brand Laretta, she was one of the 15 brands present in the Allianz EGO Showroom for emerging designers, competing for the Allianz EGO Confidence in Fashion award at the latest edition of MBFW in Madrid.
As part of the final project of the programme, students of the Postgraduate in Wedding and Ceremony Dresses Design created 10 looks inspired by minimalist architecture in collaboration with the Barcelona-based bridal fashion brand.
Students of the 2023 edition of the Master in Sustainable Design and Social Impact have launched innovative responses to challenges related to health, the circular economy, cultural identity and education.
The Box of the Gran Teatre del Liceu was the stage on which In the beginning everything was white, one of the four new small-format operas from the Òh!pera project, which has seen the participation of IED Barcelona, was performed from 5 to 9 July.
Students from IED Barcelona’s Master in Design for Sustainable Fashion Technology have presented their final projects, designed exploring the use of ATTRACT technologies, within the framework of the second edition of Future Technologies for Sustainable Fashion.
The academic year comes to its end and it’s time to present our Graduate 2023 fashion collections to the world
Preserving biodiversity through design and connecting memories by way of a new audiovisual language are some of the themes addressed in the final projects recognised by the Best Thesis Awards 2023.
The designer and esteemed collaborator of IED Barcelona, José Castro, passed away on Monday, leaving behind an irreplaceable gap within the sector.
The annual fashion show closes IED Barcelona Fashion students’ academic cycle with a grand finale at La Paloma.
Students in their final year of the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Hons), IED Diploma and Foundation Course in Global Design will bring their academic stage at the school to a close on 19 June at 6 pm at Aribau Multicines.
Alumni Luis de Javier and Aitor Goikoetchea will be interviewed by Francesca Tur of Tendencias TV on Thursday 1 June at 4.40 pm on the festival’s radio show.
The annual fashion show of graduating IED Barcelona fashion students will take place on 12 June at 7.30 pm at the emblematic La Paloma venue.
The Fashion Design student is one of the 51 candidates selected by the prestigious contest from among 116 schools and universities across 28 countries.
With Bcome, Alba García, former BA in Fashion student, was selected as a European finalist among 226 projects for this award that recognises innovations in the circular economy.
On 22 May, students from the class of 2019-2023 Bachelor’s Degrees will come together at the Victoria Theatre to graduate.
IED participates in the new edition of WantedDesign in Manhattan and wins a Conscious Design Award
IED Barcelona installs solar panels on the rooftops of its Point One facility that will save up to 40% of electricity.
From 10 to 13 May, the fashion, culture and gastronomy festival will exhibit two looks from the “Teen Angst” collection by Jacek Gleba Puig, alumnus of IED Barcelona’s Master in Fashion Design.
The groundbreaking creations by Lara Serrano, Paolo Leduc and Eñaut Barruetabeña will be showcased at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site where the international catwalk will be held from 2 to 5 May.
Alumni of the Postgraduate in Design of Wedding and Ceremony Dresses showcased a selection of their creations in the Village of the fair, with an emphasis on the sustainability of materials and design processes.
Once again this year, IED Barcelona collaborated with the ASTE association to deliver almost a hundred roses, accompanied by a print inspired by this festival, to the residents of three care homes in the district of Gracia.
On 31 March, IED Barcelona connected with Punta del Este in Uruguay, to participate in this event that addresses the sustainability of the textile industry from different perspectives and its impact in terms of design education.
Until 30 April, Disseny Hub Barcelona is showcasing “IED Barcelona Manifesto”, an exhibition that brings to life the School’s global, human, strategic and transformative vision of design aiming to respond to the great challenges of contemporary society.
The video Change to live – New Crafts Digital Revolution II by Jordi Cussó, Teacher at IED Barcelona, is part of the ‘Mostra on the Road’ exhibition, an initiative to bring the activity of the 4th edition of the International Crafts Audiovisual Exhibition to the Catalan territory.
IED Barcelona has launched a new series of participatory events based on current issues with the presence of prominent opinion leaders. The creator of the spray-on fabric that went viral at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, Dr. Manuel Torres, was the first guest.
The Postgraduate in Design of Wedding and Ceremony Dresses student at IED Barcelona will receive 1,000 euros in fabrics from Gratacós.
On the occasion of the inauguration of the fair, Josep Gonzàlez-Cambray talked with Andrea Marchesi, Director of the Design School.
A panel of experts moderated by IED Barcelona analysed the role that design energy has for people and the environment in the round table “Light and Energy: Habitat and city”.
The company founded by IED Barcelona BA in Fashion graduate Alba García, along with Anna Canadell, has established itself as one of the most promising start-ups in the fashion sector.
The former student of IED Barcelona wins the competition’s prestigious award and reaffirms his unstoppable trajectory in fashion design.
From proposals on the catwalk to emerging brands in the Allianz Ego Showroom, the event has a wide representation of fashion talents trained at IED.
The exhibition will be open until next February 26th at Fundación Francisco Giner de los Ríos
Students of the Master in Design for Sustainable Fashion Technology review the classic The Beetle model with two proposals based on a circular, repairable and updatable design.
Slow Light by IED Barcelona is a collaborative proposal that works without electricity and delighted the festival’s jury.
Prisca Vera Franchetti (PRISCAVera) and Luis De Javier will showcase their collections on 13 February at 6 pm and 14 February at 8 pm, respectively (local time in both cases).
The IED Barcelona alumnus is one of the 10 designers shortlisted from among 800 candidates in the prestigious competition for young fashion designers.
Pasarela, the catering establishment in the Gracia neighborhood formerly known as El Molinet, has a new logo and interior design carried out by IED Barcelona.
Two more models of virtual reality glasses: the Pico Neo 3 Pro EYE and the Pico Neo 3 Pro.
This recognition highlights the work of the school as a driving force behind innovation and talent through design training.
IED Barcelona has been consolidating its position as a driving force behind innovation and social well-being through design education. "A collective dream" is a faithful reflection of this spirit.
IED sponsors 20 portfolios of 20 students of IED Barcelona and IED Milano.
Different visual identities for a pilot project at the Palau de la Música Catalana.
Our Alumni Luis De Javier has dressed the artist for the art work of her last album.
What are the consumption needs subliminally transmitted to us by horror films? How is a country’s branding constructed? How has interpersonal communication changed with the advent of new technologies and social media?
Istituto Europeo di Design publishes the winners of the scholarship contest for the Master of Design and Innovation Programmes (MDI) at IED Madrid and IED Barcelona.
The four proposals, from the areas of Design, Management & Design Strategies, Fashion, and Visual Communication, convey the interests and concerns of a new generation of designers.
Fashioners of the World 2022 celebrates the end of the fashion students’ educational journey with a wide variety of proposals that all share a fresh and innovative vision of the fashion world.
IED in collaboration with Feeric Fashion Week, will award one special merit-based scholarship to attend the Summer Course in Fashion Trend Investigation held in IED Barcelona campus in July 2023
The largest European meeting to raise awareness about the implementation of activities and projects aligned with the European Green Deal.
“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home".
IED Barcelona Design School thus reaffirms its position as an international benchmark education institution in Design and Fashion studies within Spain.
IED students will explore alongside members of ONCE possible responses to the difficulties faced by this community with relation to everyday objects.
Third IED Barcelona Master Talk 21/22
‘Aitarekin Afaltzen [Dinner with my Father]’ has been awarded in this contest known worldwide for his mission of scouting new talents and supporting them.
Modernist, Persian and Oriental influences. Casa Vicens, Gaudí’s first work, was the inspiration behind the design that IED Barcelona showcased in this house-museum.
An interactive installation to create our own virtual identity and an immersive journey through a 3D “wonderland” are the proposals that IED Barcelona and IED Milan presented at the SónarCCCB 2021, driven by Sónar.
The first work of Antoni Gaudí is an unrivalled setting in which IED Barcelona finds a parallel between the architecture and the proposals of the recent graduates: experimentation and creativity.
The projects chosen are the result of a creative process developed in different stages: from research to the final proposal.
A project focused on the current needs of cities and their citizens, the integration of technology and respect for the environment.
IED presented the MixCities and 2020+20 projects at the extraordinary edition of Sónar+D, which took place on September 18th and 19th at the CCCB.
Behind this project are three of the school’s former Fashion and Graphic Design students.
Due to the pandemic on 2020 the digital exhibitions took the place of the classic end-of-year physical showcases: IED has made a virtue of necessity.
Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week returned with a digital format and IED joined it .
Virtual innovation is gaining increasing importance, and for creatives, it is a great tool to transform and improve society.
The Istanbul Fashion Film Festival is the only event in Turkey to showcase a selection of short films dedicated to communicate fashion in an artistic way
Sono by IED Barcelona students and A Swarm of Corrupted Seed by Federico Russo from IED Milano at Sónar+D
Fashion Design and Styling
Design for Sustainable Fashion Technology