Karlota Laspalas

...drawing inspiration from emotions, thoughts and fears

Karlota Laspalas (Pamplona, 1981) is a young fashion designer based in Barcelona. She studied Fashion Design at the School of Fashion Design Felicidad Duce, where in 2008 she was awarded with the "Best Collection Prize" in her graduating class. Her collections have been shown on the catwalk in different competitions and all over Europe including Murcia, Bilbao, Gorizia, Berlin, Madrid and Barcelona, where her collections have been awarded several prizes. Currently, she divides her time between working on her own label, karlotalaspalas, and designing wardrobes for private clients. Her inspiration is what happens around her, what her eyes see and her heart feels. Emotions, feelings, fears... everything that gives meaning to her personality.

Nothing inspires me like…
My life, my thoughts and feelings. All that my eyes and my mind retained and recreated for any reason within me is a feeling and emotion I try to convey in my collections. It's like self-help.

I hope…
Everything is on track to where I want to go. I try choosing the path that is most suitable for me at a certain time. That may be an error, but I will learn.

Cultural influences…
Artists like Andy Goldsworthy, Lucio Fontana, any art movement such as Russian constructivism, minimalism... Also musical movements like post punk, rock & roll, indie-folk... cultural influences are always present, always combining ancient and modern.

I got where I am...
Through hard work and passion... believing in what I do and how I do it without looking back. No time to sleep.

Fashion can sometimes...
Be very crazy. Everything is very ephemeral, fast and can cause instability if you let yourself go. I try to abstract myself from the world of fashion and continue to work with humility and in my own way.

I sense…
Everything is going very fast

Did you know…
That life goes on after all?

Love now because…
I need to.

I dance like…
James Brown?

If I could…
Have known everything, I would have missed all the things that have happened to me.

Love is…
What remains after everything.

Pain comes from…
Living la vida loca!

My goal…
Is not to lose my identity.

My mum…
Is everything to me.

I don't think…
Of giving up.