MARTIN LAMOTHE

...combining fashion with a passion for video art, music and photography

Martin Lamothe is a label and project started by Elena Martin. She graduated from ATM, Barcelona’s most prestigious fashion school, and then dedicated herself to studying Art History at Barcelona University. During this time she also attended Southampton Arts School, and came out top of her class.

Afterwards, at only 20, her talent made her become the youngest student ever accepted to the prestigious Central Saint Martins College: Here she graduated with a Master's in Womenswear that inspired her love of structured constructions and bright graphics. Soon her first collection as a student was featured in magazines as renowned as Self Service.

After graduating from Saint Martins, Elena worked with Alexander Mac Queen, Vivienne Westwood and Robert Carey Williams. Following her passion for the arts, music and movie scene in London, she also started styling celebrities and designing the costumes for conceptual West End plays, ballets and musicals.

She couldn’t resist the call of her roots after some time and moved back to continental Europe to take on the art direction of various high end, Pret-a-Porter and denim wear brands. She soon started feeling the urge to start her own project where she could freely combine fashion with all her other passions like video art, music and photography. Martin Lamothe was therefore born as a unisex high end clothing line that draws from, but also occasionally spreads into all other different fields enticing her.Nothing inspires me like…
Colours, travelling, photographers and… different points of view.

I hope…
It never lasts.

Cultural influences…
Make sense and are the history to any concept one may believe is new.

I got where I am...
By believing in myself and through some forward-thinking people around me.

Fashion can sometimes...
Make you lose yourself, in a strange and awfully good way.

Money makes…
The wheels turn faster.

Creativity comes from…
Being there, and ready!

If I could…
I always would, and never wait.

I have never…
Regretted anything.

My vice is…
Neve saying "no" or “I can’t”.

Pain comes from…
Not being able to…

I'm a perfectionist…
Until there is no more time for being one!

I get bored easily...
That is why I work fast!

Incompetence...
Is slow

I love getting older...
And wiser, and unconcerned about too many things.