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DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT // Otaduy Barcelona

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT // Otaduy Barcelona

What we love about them:

Their dresses are handmade in Barcelona (swoon😍)
Run by boss babes, for boss babes: 
The founder is Carolina Otaduy, the handmade dresses are made by women, for women.
And best of all? Their new collection is inspired by influential women throughout history.

From the makers themselves //

Glitter and mirror balls, the glamour of the endless parties of Studio 54 and New York in
the seventies, David Bowie and Bianca Jagger riding onto the dance floor on
horseback… Glamour and disco are two of the main sources of inspiration for the new
Otaduy collection, ‘I Do’. The other is a series of women from different eras who we
admire for their strength and creativity, ranging from Lena Dunham to Charlotte Brontë,
including figures like Miranda July, Tamara de Lempicka and Frida Kahlo. 


Take a look at just a few looks from their current collection, 'I DO'.

Coppola - Wedding dress inspired by film director Sofia Coppola and her delicate films,
reminiscent of the hypnotic aesthetics of
The Virgin Suicides.

Frida + Kahlo - Wedding dress inspired by Mexican painter and poet Frida Kahlo,
one of the first to express her feminine identity in her work through her own view of
herself as a woman. Her art focuses on her unconventional life and her own suffering.

Earhart - Wedding dress inspired by Amelia Earhart, the first woman to complete a solo
flight across the Atlantic Ocean. She also attempted to fly around the world at the equator.

Tereshkova - Wedding dress inspired by Valentina Tereshkova,
engineer and first female astronaut in history.

Melanie - Sweet and rebellious, this wedding dress is inspired by Melanie Laurent, the
actress, singer, director and writer who captivated us with her role as a Nazi hunter in
Inglourious Basterds.

Roosevelt + Joplin - Top inspired by Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, American diplomat and
human-rights activist. Her work on the UN Human Rights Committee was key to
approving the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Rock ‘n roll trousers: 
This piece is inspired by the first woman to be considered a rock ‘n roll megastar,
Janis Lyn Joplin. Her powerful voice and strength on the stage made her a feminine
symbol of the 1960s counterculture.

Parks - Wedding dress inspired by Rosa Parks, the humble seamstress who challenged
racist laws in the American South in 1955 and refused to give up her seat to a white passenger.

Virginia + Florence - Virginia Woolf, writer and pioneer in her thoughts on the female
condition and identity, and the relationship women have with art and literature. Florence
Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing and first woman admitted to the British Royal
Statistical Society.

Rosalind - Jacket inspired by chemist and crystallographer Rosalind Franklin. Her work
had a profound impact on scientific breakthroughs in genetics, as well as understanding
how DNA is read.

Curie + Brigitte - Wedding dress inspired by scientist Marie Curie. A pioneer in the field of
radioactivity and the only Nobel Prize Laureate in two different fields of science. She was
the first female professor at the University of Paris. Slip wedding dress inspired by Brigitte
Bardot, one of the greatest muses of French film and biggest defenders of animal rights.

To find more about Otaduy or take a look at their stockists, click here

All photography has been retrieved from Otaduy.


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