SPAIN – ANDALUSIA
With her latest couture collection, unveiled last July, Spanish designer Juana Martin takes us back in time. She focuses on the post-Civil War era, a time of darkness and uncertainty.
An emotional journey that begins with a sense of destruction and profound sadness. Masks and symbols blend with the construction of the pieces to tell the story of Spanish society oppressed by the regime. The eyes become synonymous with constant government surveillance, while the hands echo the state’s domination over the Spanish people, represented by a bull, a sign of strength and resistance.
The collection presented here pays tribute to the abstract and cubist movements. This tribute is realised thanks to artists who dared to rebel against nationalism, using artistic expression composed of a palette of white, black, gray and silver tones.
Each look tells a story. Each piece is designed to symbolise the struggle for freedom! A parallel is thus created between social, cultural and artistic movements advocating resilience, hope and rebirth. Important milestones for the Spaniards who fought to achieve that long-sought peace.
For her collection, Juana Martin transcends the concept of simple beauty to seek emotional depth, ending with the arrival of the dove, a sign of peace and profound tranquillity.