Dolores Cortés
Spring/Summer 24

Dolores Cortés

Dolores Cortés at MBFWMadrid

About Dolores Cortés

Dolores Cortés is the continuation of a family tradition of more than seventy years in the design and manufacture of women's swimwear, which dates back to a time before the existence of the current elastic fabrics, when the designer's mother, Dolores Cortés, designed these garments by hand in the 50s.

Picking up this tradition, Dolores Font Cortés began designing swimwear collections in the 1980s. The models are produced in her own workshop, adopting the name Dolores Cortés as the signature of her creations, in homage to her mother. Thus began a new stage, with the aim of assimilating the concept of fashion to the technical requirements of the product, creating innovative collections in which the swimsuit is a trend product.

After participating in various international fairs, Dolores Cortés began her career in the world of catwalks in 1999 at the Pasarela del Carmen (Valencia), and debuted at the Pasarela Gaudí in Barcelona with her swimwear collection for the summer of 2002. In 2007 she began her participation in the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid uninterruptedly until today. In 2008 she was invited to participate in the Gran Canaria Moda Cálida catwalk and in 2010, she also presented her collections at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami.

In 2012 the designer made the swimsuits for the National Synchronized Swimming Team, for the London Olympics.

In 2017 the company Dolores Font Cortés S.A was awarded the National Award for Small and Medium Enterprises in the Fashion Industry, presented by Her Majesty Queen Doña Letizia.

In 2021 the firm is in charge of the realization of the uniforms for the SO/Sotogrande Resort in Sotogrande belonging to the Anccor group.

Currently, Dolores Cortés creations are present in the national and international market through department stores and own stores.

Collection lines

Fantasies, exchanges and experiences in Bali. Tradition and culture as opposed to modernity and constant evolution.

Something very much part of the Balinese culture as the combination of tradition and attention to detail in everyday life, become a natural inherent source of inspiration.

A swimwear collection that takes Balinese architecture and decoration as a reference point. Swimsuits and bikinis with stylised jungle prints in warm colours, ranging from natural tones, to moss green or pinks, as well as the combination of basics like black and white colours.

The garments are accessorised with totem-like resin decorations, symbolizing an amulet, and a variety of botanical elements. Looks complemented with sophisticated cover-ups in maximalis prints that provide an idealised atmosphere, in constant search of wellbeing and balance between the body and the mind.

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