JUAN VIDAL SS 19 – ‘LUCÍA’ collection
It is absurd to think that lingerie was created so as not to be seen.
Its exterior use began in the decade of the 60s, but took off in the 80s with
Madonna and Cindy Lauper in response to the large shoulder pads and
masculinized power uniform, although it is in the 90 when the use of the slip as
dress is normalized.
If the clothing is the reflection of society and the moral of each era, nowadays
lingerie is shown without shame as privacy becomes public. The body has lost
its taboo values.
The collection is a journey through lingerie as an expression of different powers,
feminine power and the power of suggestion, a power based on the secret of
dressing without hiding anything.
“It is fatal to be a man or a women pure and simple,
one must be a woman manly, or one must be a man womanly.”
There is an ambiguity in the collection that is evident through two names for the
same woman: Lulu and Lucia. Lulu is Lucia's hypocoristic, an affective
appellation that externalizes and normalizes female sexual diversity, while Lucia
plays the feminization of the masculine.
Lucia recognizes the beauty and value of diversity by celebrating it in a free way
not based on the established.
Lulu is the freedom to dress as you wish and not as you are supposed to dress.
Bodies of lace, stockings of league, fasteners, nightgowns and garters are silk-
screened on cotton-finished garments with masculine character, they appear
trompe l'oeil prints on silks or crepe, and also serve as support for modeling and
draping of dresses with a marked character female.
The invisible becomes visible, through constructions where the interior exits to
the outside exposing live, views, French seams and backing linings.
The lightness and brilliance of the silk used for the eighteenth-century women's
shirts, are transformed into high-volume garments with lace inserts in the form
of lingerie pieces to wear over night suits or high-volume skirts.
A combat between the silk and the sheets latent by the erotic chic contrasts in a
collection that associates the width and the narrow, with corolla skirts around
the body cinched at the waist or through overlapping petticoats, which are
witnesses of the lightness of an era that it embodies sexual freedom and
A mix of present, past and future in which haute couture fabrics coexist with
others used in contemporary sportswear.