My name is Inés Monjo and I was born in the city of Barcelona, where I have grown up and also studied all my life until now.
Last June I graduated in fashion design at the IED Barcelona University after having studied artistic bachelor. My experience in IED has been wonderful and very enriching.
With my final project, called "Man O To", I won three awards:
- Award to the best collection by Franca Sozzani.
- Award to the best editorial by Manuel Outumuro.
- Award for the best thesis 2018.
During the last four summers I have done internships and also courses at the London College of Fashion in order to continue learning and training as a designer.
"Man o To" is a womenswear collection for the fall-winter season 2019, formed by 6 looks. It is inspired by the food disorder that I lived through six years of my life, in which I went through different stages that I wanted to be shaped by the variety of looks made. As the collection progresses, I wanted to reproduce my mood as well as the mind-body relationship in each moment of the disease, until achieving stability, playing with colours, textures and volumes. As the thread of the collection, I used the flowers and their colours to create a simile with my body during all the stages of my illness. Starting from a withered flower, for lack of irrigation (anorexia), to another irrigated in excess (bulimia). Finishing with an explosion of colour and light once the disorder has been overcome. I have also reflected the relationship of my mind with my body over the years, by contrasting volumes. Creating from tight garments that simulate a second skin to others with exaggerated silhouettes, in which the feminine lines are always present. The selection of fabrics of very different qualities and textures among them, are also a way to reflect the changes and mood swings I went through during these years. Using from delicate fabrics, such as lace or crochet, to other more structured fabrics such as napa. The hats present in the 6 looks, most of which are handled with crochet or lace flowers, wool pompons and foil, are also a reflection of my mind as the disorder evolved, from anorexia to stability.