David Catalan

porto
City:
porto
Country:
portugal
University / School:
esad
Graduation Year:
2013
Production Location:
portugal
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Collection – ON MY HONOR AW17/18

This winter, David Catalán travels through his own childhood.


In a collection full of very personal elements, and hints of his own stories and life moments, he
departs from a aesthethic immediately associated with the Scouts movement, here mixed with
the urban appearance in which the designer got us hooked up. The morality underlined in this
kind of association plays here an importante hue, the designer takes this extremely positive
moral notes and place them in our daily life, through embroidery messages and patches.

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David Catalan is a Spanish fashion brand, based in both Oporto, Portugal and Madrid, Spain. Founded in 2012 by the designer which gives the company his name, as its creative director, and Almudena Bretón, ahead of the world of visibility and communication. Graduated by ESDIR, Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja, in 2014, David Catalán unites his own youth to the international experience he collected during his two years of study in the prestigious ESAD- Matosinhos (Oporto). His final thesis “COVERLESS” consolidates him as a designer, and is this collection he presents in his debut at the EGO runway at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid SS15 winning the prestigious award MERCES BENZ FASHION TALENT, wich will take him to Mercedez Benz Istanbul Fashion Week. David studied different artistic disciplines, knowledge he brings to the fashion world, using it as a cornerstone to his designs. He defines his work as a fusion between the design, innovative production techniques and a youthful culture, where he finds his inspiration. His designs stand out due to the simplicity of the shapes, the attention to the detail, the perfect finishing of the pieces and the treatment of the textiles. Since 2011, DavidCatalan as been featured in numerous shows and runways, both national and international, presenting his work through runway shows. Presented its first menswear collection PRINT VOLTAJE SS14, at the Bloom platform in 33th edition of Portugal Fashion Week 2013. Since the beginning, collected countless awards and recognition, including “Best Collection” and “Best Female Coordinate” obtained in the 9th edition of Acrobatic.