April 3, 2009
After paying homage to Velazquez and the "meninas", in her last collection in Milan fashion week, Agatha Ruiz De La Prada, always influenced by art, dedicates this Fall/Winter 09-10 collection to the surrealist painter.
Agatha dresses an enigmatic and intellectual woman, created by the surrealists, by taking the common elements that defined this artistic movement. Vulgar words become myth by those artists: "egg, marmaid, eye, hair, sex, cage, kiss, heart…"
• The “Wall Dress” on which grow flowers or hearts.
• Quilted patent leather outfits with large hearts.
• "The Cage Dress", which contrasts her classic “Balenciaga” line, with these new bright, three- dimensional, holographic fabrics.
• The faux fur (Agatha strongly supports the Green Movement) dresses with prints ranging from zippers and rows of ants, to explicit sexual elements.
She presents a colorful collection, but with even more originality than usual. This time her icons remain subtle, accentuating her inevitable hearts, and her signature!
March 12, 2009
February 25, 2009
This season Agatha Ruiz de la Prada turns the catwalk into a galery of art.
Her new collection is full of colour and vitality as always, but this time it is all inspired in Jason Pollock's brush strokes, Vasarely's compositions, Piet Mondrian geometry and Yayoi Kusama extravagant spots.
Metallic leggings, pockets made of fake hair, plastic dresses with extravagant cuts... Once again the designer succed with her new work and cristicism have been all very positive!!
February 24, 2009
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Isabel Coixet, Pilar Bardem, and the chef Juan María Arzak are some of the 25 price winning artist by the Ministry of Culture in Spain.
This annual awards, the Gold Medal in Arts 2008, are given to the prominent artist who encourage the culture and patrimony of art.
February 9, 2009
On the 22th january 2009, Agatha presented her A/W 09-10 collection for girls in the Pitti Immagine Bimbo in Florence.
The show was inspired in the space of a museum at first, which turned into a big Halloween party.
As always, the show was full of color and happiness... Who said winter is boring?
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada designs one of the cows of CowParade Madrid.
The event consists in the invasion of a herd of crows, designed by different artists, all along the city.
CowParade will be in Madrid from the 16th january to the 21st march 2009.
Without a doubt, this is the biggest public art exhibition in the world, with more than 10.000 artists who have designed and painted 5.000 cows in 50 cities in the five continents.
Through the auction of this cows, it have been possible to collect more than €13 million for charitable purposes.
January 2, 2009
Agatha designed an amusement park for the first time in Galicia. The area is about 300 meters where children of all the ages can play around, being in contact with nature at the same time as the park is close to the river "Xubia".
December 1, 2008
The spanish designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada has seduced the romanian public with the colour explosion and different shapes. Her new collection “pret-á-porter” spring/summer 2009 is titled “Incredible nice” and it was presented in Trade World square of Bucarest, after the success in Madrid, Paris, Milan and New York.
November 14, 2008
November 11, 2008
A creation by Spanish designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada displayed on Saturday, the second day of Albania Fashion Week, in Tirana. Designers from Albania, Croatia, Turkey, Ukraine, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Spain, Serbia, the UK, Kosovo and Greece are participating.
October 30, 2008
Prêt á Porter París celebrated an exposition for the 80 anniversary of Minnie Mouse.
This event brought together the best designers of the world, like Ágata Ruiz de la Prada, Christian Lacroix, Paco Rabanne, Paule Ka, Jean Charles de Castelbajac, Bensimon, Cacharel, Comptoir des Cotonniers... to design clothes and dress little Minnie Mouse dolls. After the exhibition of the designs in Tokio, New York, Milán, París, Geneva and Berlín, these 80 dolls where sold at Christie’s to collect money for the Maison de solenn ONG. Agatha’s Minnie Mouse was sold for 2000euros.
October 14, 2008
Agatha participated in DFashion, the famous fashion show in Mexico, where 40 of her meninas paraded in honor of the painter Diego Velázquez.
“For me it was very important making this retrospective show in Mexico to make people know my work and there’s nothing that represents me in my career as the meninas” says the deesigner.
October 9, 2008
This year Agatha Ruiz de la Prada presents her collection in Milan Fashion Week spring-summer 2009, inspirated in the “meninas” of the spanish painter, Velázquez.
Few minutes after the show started, the english comedian Sacha Baron Cohen -actor de 'Borat'- burst onto catwalk until the designer ordered to turn off the lights and police arrested him.
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada’s offer for this season is a collection full of voluptous shapes with folkloric complements as spanish combs and fans, always full of colours as usual in her designs.
September 24, 2008
Tania Ruiz Becerra, student of Liceo Edwards (Santiago de Chile), recieved the AGATHA RUIZ DE LA PRADA AWARD for her painting inspirated in the designer fragance called Beso.
The prize included a free flight to Madrid, where Agatha Ruiz de la Prada recieved Tania and her teacher, showed them her design studio and brought them to Pasarela Cibeles FASHION WEEK to watch her show.
September 19, 2008
One more season Agatha Ruiz de la Prada has participated in Madrid Fashion Week autumn/summer 2009. The show was inspirated in Agatha's recycling philosofy, always adapted to her world full of life and colour.
In this new collection Agatha Ruiz de la Prada uses more colors than ever, showing asymmetric models, extremely short garments combined with all kind of complements; long tunics, coloured helmets, high heeled trainers, metallic handbags and spectacular heroin sunglasses!
September 10, 2008
September 3, 2008
(June 10 - August 30)
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada showed a collection of 60 dresses and other designs of her , in the show "Arte y/o Moda" (Art and/or Fashion) in the Antioquia Museum of Medellin, Colombia.
July 29, 2008
In the International Theatre Festival of Almagro Agatha Ruiz de la Prada presented a show about "Fashion and Classics".
Her work was inspirated in the play "LA DAMA BOBA", written by Lope de Vega in 1613.
In 1998, REPLIKA company opened the play in REINA VICTORIA THEATRE of Madrid, directed by Jaroslow Bielski.
The set design as the wardrobe were all designed by Agatha.
July 15, 2008
Agatha places her new collection Spring/Summer 2009 in an atmosphere that cares about the deterioration of the Nature.
Therefore the children walked down the catwalk between cubes of refusal materials wearing originals hair band inspired in recycle. Here paper pieces appear, broken off pens, balls, tapes, buttons, plastic boxes... Everything is recycled and these useless objects become amusing crowns on the girls little heads as a modern remake of the Statue of the Freedom.
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