14 June 2023
José Castro, the Galician Fashion Designer and one of our designers with the greatest impact on an international level — one of only three Spaniards, along with Paco Rabanne and Balenciaga, to be granted membership of the French Federation of Haute Couture — passed away on Monday at the age of 52.
A collaborator of IED Barcelona, he worked for brands such as Alexander McQueen, Miró Jeans and Desigual, but it was with his own eponymous label that he dressed celebrities such Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga and Paz Vega.
Throughout his career, Castro received recognition for his talent with numerous awards, such as the Royal College of Art Society Prize for Innovation, Creativity and Presentation, the Marie Claire Novel Designer Prize, and the L'Oréal Award for Best Collection at the 50th edition of Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week.
The IED community is deeply saddened by his loss, which occurred just hours before the annual Fashioners of the World show. In his memory, and to express our gratitude for his excellent work and contribution to the world of fashion, the entire team at IED wished to dedicate this latest edition of the fashion show to him.
Rest in peace, friend.
From 5 to 9 February, IED Barcelona held a new edition of its Multidisciplinary Workshop Week – We Play Design, featuring 23 workshops dedicated to experimenting with the concept of play in the field of design.
Worn by the show’s presenter, former 'Euforia' (TV3) contestant and finalist at Benidorm fest Sofia Coll, the looks are from the final theses with which Maria Cohen, Nicole Ureña and Tània Salse graduated in Fashion in 2023.
The students will study a total of 16 programmes respectively: 9 masters, 2 postgraduates and 5 specialisation courses.
As part of the collaboration framework of the “IED x MANE Co-creation programme”, this interdisciplinary project will allow students from IED Barcelona to come up with fragrances for their designs.
The collection of this Fashion Design graduate from IED Barcelona is featured in an editorial in this creative trends publication.
Under the New European Bauhaus perspective, IED showcased Latin American talent in the most important design capitals in Spain during their Design Weeks
Daniel Vidal, a student of IED Barcelona’s Master in Fashion Design, presented two looks from his “What Remains” collection at the Rec.0 space, which is dedicated to eco-friendly garments.
The IED Barcelona director contributed his expertise in design, business and innovation to help select Biovitae as the winning proposal in the competition devised by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Barcelona as part of the “Premio Faro del Mediterráneo” [“Mediterranean Lighthouse Award”].