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Andrés Sardá. Moda, Amor, Arte

26 Jan


It was in the 1960’s, in Barcelona, when Andrés Sardá decided to create his own company of women’s lingerie. Sardá, a textile engineer, belonged to a family that had been linked to textile industry since the 19th century. He dreamed of bringing his own ray of light to the industry and decided to break with the aesthetically dark conventions of the era.

This year represents his 50th in the profession and to celebrate, a tribute has been made in the form of a book entitled Andrés Sardá. Moda, Amor, Arte, that includes the collaboration of Margarita Riviêre, Mercedes Milá, Pedro Mansilla and Marius Carol.

Andrés Sardá Exhibition
Place: Hall. DHUB (Montcada, 12)
Date: from Tuesday the 18th to Sunday the 30th of January.
Information: Free entrance

Organizer: XXL / with the collaboration of DHUB

Recuenco Delves Deep Into The World of Fashion

27 Apr

His work has been featured in international magazines such as Vanity Fair, Vogue, and GQ . His commercials for Nina Ricci are infamous for their ethereal beauty.

His images have won countless awards and have managed to impress even the most jaded critics in the fashion word with his creativity and flair for the theatrics.

In his latest creative project Eugenio Recuenco, has turned his fashion editorial into voyage 20,000 leagues under the sea for a glimpse of the trapped souls on the ill-fated mission of the SS Kursk.

In August in 2000, in the cold waters of the Barents Sea, the submarine KURSK exploded without warning trapping the crew of 118. While some argue the crew died instantly some experts say the crew was able to survive for several days. LAS ALMAS DEL KURSK takes a Recuencian look into the untimely demise of the Russian sailors.

It is these final moments of the Russian crew, which inspired Recuenco to complete a fashion editorial with the help of Spain’s FASHION DREAM TEAM. To bring his vision to life Mr. Recuenco enlisted the help of Eric Dover, art director for most of Recuenco´s shoots along with stylist Macarena Nuñez and make-up artist Lewis Amarante. The results were an editorial bold in concept and high on art.

It is these images that Make Recuenco´s work so fascinating, his ability to turn a tragedy into a beautifully executed conceptual piece is what made Lavazza Calendar come knocking at his door back in 2007. His relentless vision and dedication to his art speaks volumes about his craft.

The issue, which hits newsstands this week, is a great example of the power of Recuenco´s work and the unique point of view of Spanish Fashion in the 21st century.

For a further look into the World of Eugenio Recuenco you can also visit his website at http://www.eugeniorecuenco.com

To see the complete series of LAS AMAS DE KURSK grab the latest issue of 5 magazine  available at newsstands now.

Find Out What Goes On Behind Closed Doors At Chic&Basic Hotel

9 Dec

_Chic & Basic Barcelona To Host FRIO *09

Here at PulsoBCN we get very excited when private companies go out of their way to support and promote new talent. In an age where everyone has Facebook and twitter, Chic & Basic constantly out do themselves in the marketing department.  In November, Chic & Basic rolled out special webisodes featuring an inside look at their hotel which was an instant success (available on their Facebook page).

 This Saturday December 12 Chic & Basic in the Borne, open their doors to Changingroom.org as they present 25 of the most cutting edge designers with special guest artists:  CHICKS ON SPEED for an event called FRIO*09.


  If you are in Barcelona this week stop by the hotel on Saturday and scope out the designers at FRIO*09.  Now is your chance to go from room to room and meet the designers as they present their collections in the hotel. With the amount of invites to holiday parties now is the time to pick up something for yourself this holiday season.

Chic & Basic C/Princesa, 50

Sponsored by Metal Magazine, Vialis ,  Sinnamon Records and Barcelona’s official Beer MORITZ

_ A Chicks On Speed CLASSIC- love this for two reasons :

1. Filmed in Miami  2. Discovered them on Tom Middleton’s THE TRIP.

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LE LOOK- Barcelona’s Street Fashion Hunters

21 Nov
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La rue est dangereusement créatrice *
* Christian Lacroix

“THE STREET IS DANGEROUSLY CREATIVE”                                                                                             -Christian Lacroix 

         While others prefer the high-profile title of “Fashion Cities” such as Milan, Paris and London. Le Look keeps their eyes on the plazas, alleys and bars of Barcelona’s 5 different barrios which make up the mix and match fabric of the city’s  street fashion scene. LE LOOK’s cameras capture hunt down real people- nonconformists that happily mix H&M with Dior and can rock Alexander McQueen with the same ease of toting a 2 euro purse from one of the many vintage stores on Calle Carme. 

 This past Thursday Le Look invaded Vintage Bar in the Borne, and turned the space into it’s very own urban fashion incubator.  The venue which is a great space for parties is divided into several rooms and gives the feeling of stepping into a posh living room rather than a cramped Barcelona bar. Hosted by LELOOK and the folks at Fashionfreax  this event was the launch party for the latest collection of fashion designer and muse  ANNA K.   Normally a party like this would be filled with pretentious fashionistas but the party was incredibly laid back with more people talking face to face rather than into their cell phones.** Special Thanks to our man Martin Hesbert, for  documenting  the night’s vibe.

  DJ Mustache had the sounds in check while VJ Sacha provided the eye candy in the background.However, the cameras were turned on the crowds at this particular party- the dress code on the invite was in bold. The simple instructions printed in 24 font EXTRAVA K.


LE LOOK staffers  mingled around the room, picking out the most interesting looks and inviting the guests to strike a pose in front of their impromptu photo studio in the bars foyer.  At midnight, those looks that had managed to raise eyebrows (I am talking about you bearded man in a blue dress)  were invited to hit the catwalk and strut their lelook for cava sipping crowds.  

Barcelona’s  cool hunters, fashion editors, and stylist were out supporting LE LOOK  in full force. 

LE LOOK’s last event back in April made headlines and this seasons party was no different.  Michael Mueller from Barcelona’s MINIGUIDE* , summed it up best… ” It’s nice to see Barcelona finally coming into its own and setting trends rather than following them “. 

For a  complete look at the parties most fashion forward looks click here