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Inspired in the golden century of the Spanish painter, Velasquez; Agatha Ruiz de la Prada’s Spring 2009 collection presents Las Meninas from a unique point of view.

The dresses in brightly colored fabrics were shaped in a style reminiscent of Phillip IV’s court – highlighting the hips with a nipped waist and reinforcements on the sides.

The dresses simulated a fan both in shape and with details; suggesting a folkloric atmosphere. 

Besides the colourful world of Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, this time she combines a lot of materials such as silk, plastic, cotton, jacquard and satin, and creates a circus of details in every piece, in every volume.

Tulle in different sizes, a lot of patchwork making a blanket of different fabrics, metal foil, huge flakes jumping from the dresses in movement, beads everywhere on the skirts giving glow and texture. 


The “peineta” as principal accessory. This Spanish ornament for the hair, comes in this collection twisted, and colourful.

Also, the sipper shoes in plastic are like a bit of dark humor directed towards the painter. 

 The designer ironizes history, expressing a more modern and avant-garde approach to seeing and interpreting art.

Once again, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada informs her vision of the future with the triumphs of the past.

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.