Twice a year fashionistas from all over the world come to Madrid for the summer and winter edition of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The 64th edition is kicking off this month, showcasing the collections and designs of more than 42 brands and creators from all over the country.
Designer stay in Madrid
Considered as the most important event of the Spanish fashion industry, Madrid’s fashion week cannnot to be missed if want to be among the first ones to uncover the latest trends of the best Spanish designers. Accordingly, the event attracts a mix of glamorous celebs, bloggers and fashion experts each year.
The event takes place in the IFEMA Feria de Madrid, an exhibition complex just outside the city center and close to Madrid’s international airport. After a day of discovering the latest trends and dreaming of your next shopping spree, our Radisson Blu Hotel, Madrid Prado is the ideal place to rest in style for a trendy night in the Spanish capital. Going back to the MBFWM the next day? Not a problem, it will take you just 20 minutes by car from our hotel to get to the event.
Top Spanish designers
In the context of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid there will be several major catwalk shows between 16 and 20 September in Hall 14.1 of the Feria de Madrid exhibition center. Most designers and labels who took part in the previous editions are back again this year, including some of Spain's most famous designers from Agatha Ruiz de la Prada and Felipe Varela to Ángel Schlesser or Dolores Cortés.
On 15 September, on the eve of the official launch, the colourful Desigual brand invites you to a re-see of its spring-summer 2017 collections within an innovative stage set-up in the city.
As usual the last day of the event will be devoted to emerging designers. This year nine young Spanish creators will be taking part in the runway show on 20 September organized by Samsung EGO, a committee for young talents in fashion that promises to deliver exciting surprises and ideas.
Shop till you drop
With an event gathering all the best talents of the Spanish Fashion scene, it should come as no surprise that the city is also perfect for designer shopping. The Salamanca’s district is the place to be when you’re looking for designer shops and exclusive restaurants. On Calle de Serrano are two high-end department stores, El Jardín de Serrano and El Corte Inglés, as well as a branch of Agatha Ruiz de la Prada if you have set eyes on a bright and colourful design. For street fashion or club wear the Desigual outlets are also a great choice for a younger crowd.