Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid 2021 | Sustainable Designers to Watch


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid has returned with a strong touch on sustainability and internationalism. 37 designers showcased their enticing collections throughout 3 days. Here we selected our favourite sustainable designers to keep an eye on.


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The 74th Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid (MBFWMadrid) was successfully concluded on the 19th of September, presenting both established and emerging designers' much-anticipated Spring Summer 2022 lines in hybrid form. We are pleased to welcome (or revisit) some of the most renowned names into the sustainability scene.



Taking the theme of desert in the seventies for its spring-summer 2022 collection, Pertegaz imbued 70s details with avant-garde pieces, marrying retro and contemperary in the design. Jorge Vázquez rejuvaninated the line into a freer, wilder and more vibrant ready-to-wear collection with ethnic prints and elongated silhouettes.



Embracing her pioneering identity as an innovative designer, María Lafuente has, once again, introduced her truly conscious SS2022 collection as an ode to the spirit of MERAKI – do something with love and creativity in your soul. As always the craftsmanship was awe-inspiring. Making use of sustainable materials from Tencel and recycled fabrics to tires and plastic bottles, her pieces echos the energy of nature with flowers, petals and butterflies elements in the patterns.



Celebrating joy and positivity, Isabel Sanchís simultaneously celebrates creativity and craftsmanship in her new collection, echoing the unfailing excellence and exclusivity of her constantly perfect pieces. The collection bears social responsibility in mind, be it sourcing or designing. Highlights included structured and volumetric haute couture dresses presented with a touch of elegance.



Following her debuts in 2010, Maya Hansen's pieces have always been a symbol of femininity, loved by Lady Gaga, Kylie Jenner and more. Her creative use of fabrics such as silk mikado and satin is uplifted by the arty and upcycled touch in her pieces, showcased in her hallmarked corset.



For this collection, Sergio De Lázaro reflected on the stories of our intergenerational society, entitling the parade as "The Rupture of the Dream" – marked the beginning of the concept of dream lasting throughout 2021 to 2022. Once again, he worked with volumes and layers, introducing and reinventing new fabrics with a subtle palette – paying tribute to historical social movements.



As the grand fanale of the show, Marcos Luengo took inspiration from  "The Garden of Fukuoka" by artist Rubén Martín de Lucas, a Japanese philosipher advocating harmony between human and nature. Solid colours and prints from the art works fused together from sustainable and natural fabrics, naming linen, recycled nylon and so on, creating delightfully fluid and multi-seasonal looks for the collection. 



Núria Sardá might have designed this collection to be a show-stopper with the groundbreaking evolution of inspiration from Asian culture. Still, they pursue their tradition as perfectionists with luxurious lace, embroidery and Swarovski crystals, uplifted by recycled fabric details – fostering the creations of these bold and unreal looks.



Established in 2016, Duarte has since conceived innovative and sustainable fabrics for its versatile and contemporary creations. Taking the natural hues and textures of the earth and the blue sea, the SS22 collection aims to advocate the idea to dress for elegance. Organic and recycled fabrics are widely-used garments along with stone and leather accessories, serves as the perfect interpretation of architectural tailoring and sustainability in the collection – "Lost Paradise".


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Yoyo Ho
Luxiders Magazine