Half Valencian, half Andalusian, he was born in Caracas. The man behind Hannibal Laguna grew up watching his parents at work on one of the 1970s most outstanding children’s fashion brands. At the age of 15, he moved to Europe and studied tailoring in Milan, specialising in volumetric construction and the technique of pattern making on mannequins.
In 1987, his first “Concorde” collection received the Air France award and he was selected by Paco Rabanne to represent Spain at the international “Europe in USA” show.
Hannibal Laguna, the firm, was formed in 1988, coinciding with the presentation of the first show at the legendary Colony Theater in Miami and an exhibition of his collection at the Miami Convention Center. Critical and media acclaim prompted the then small family business to move into global distribution and the opening of a new atelier for the brand. Soon afterwards, the firm began experimenting with creating exclusive designs for clients, and boutiques started ordering pieces from the private collections. This is when they decided to fuse prêt-à-porter with exclusive designs, thus creating the iconic couture collections.
During the 1990s, the brand discovered the magic of dressing brides and the firm's signature bodices became a milestone. It was one of the first firms to present a monographic bridal collection on the Gaudí catwalk.
In 2017, Hannibal Laguna celebrated its 30th anniversary and in 2019, the firm opened its new Boutique at 25 Zorrilla Street, in the centre of the Golden Mile of Art in Madrid.
It is a proponent of timeless beauty and elegance. The magical style of these signature designs comes to life in unmistakable feminine silhouettes and delicate strokes. These are the captivating hallmarks that define it as a favourite Spanish fashion firm and with significant international exposure.
PSICODELIC SHOCK is a vibrant collection in which, from today's perspective, the charm of the silhouettes of the 50's and the experimental psychedelic prints of the 60's are merged.
The whole proposal flows in perfect harmony integrating in this retro essence, colorful designs of abstract maxi flowers, curved shapes and liquid figures in attractive fluorine tones.
The creative process begins with the creation of its own prints, printed on crepe satin, silk organza and delicate chiffon that combine with each other, exploring their links to generate a succession of hypnotic night pieces and elegant garden dresses with pop spirit in colors as bright and energetic as sophisticated and sensual.
The feminine and emblematic signs of the house are now reinterpreted through translucent, light and floating multicolored prints in pieces with asymmetrical draping, infinite necklines and unmistakable cape skirts cut on the bias. On this occasion, the omnipresent sleeves burst in increasing their volume to round off the geometry of the silhouettes, enhanced by spiral drawings, illusory flowers and diagonal stripes.
Effervescent orange, acid green, neon yellow and fluorescent pink dot a chromatic palette tinged with optimism.
In the words of the brand's creative director, "PSICODELIC SHOCK is a journey into absolute joy, represented by a mind blowing explosion of color inspired by the abstract psychedelic era".