CARMEN MONFORTE – Exclusive Designer Interview

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Kind of Style: MALE FASHION

Please discribe yourself and your brand and its evolution in the past seasons.

Shy, restless, with a high sensitivity towards the aesthetic.

The brand has been growing together with our male audience, without losing our identity, we always have bet for smart formules, seeking the balance between aesthetic and innovation.

Best and toughest part of designing a menswear collection.

We are currently in a very good moment, the masculine fashion is processing a deep transformation, they know much better what they want,
increasingly demanding, they look for clothe that make them feel good & attractive and this make that every day is a challenge for me!

What sources of inspiration are your biggest influence?

In a way it is a mystery, the day to day, your mood and, of course, the diversity and cultural influence that we have in a city like Barcelona, ​​which is pure art.

What was your favorite collection so far?

DISTOPIA, for its message and the originality of the collection.

How much of your success do you credit to the education you had?

The training gave me the necessary tools to order and guide, what started as a hobby become my way of leaving. To be able to develop the ideas and apply the techniques to transform them into a product with the maximum possible reach.

What genre of music best describes your collection?

It is a mixture, but for sure it has to be an elegant and modern music at the same time

How do you choose your models for your shows and campaigns?

It is something that do the communication team. They think in advance the campaign and look for the face and the body to better transmit the feeling we want.

Do you have any favorite male models?

To be honest I don’t have any favorite one. To become a top model is not easy and there are many of them that are doing a great job.

Where do you plan to take your brand next?

We want to keep doing. ES Collection is a high quality brand and to keep our standards regarding innovation, material, cuts, designs, etc., it’s not easy at all and I think every year we achieve it!

Beside fashion – do you have any special talents?

Decoration & photography