Juan Vidal was born in Elda (Alicante) to a family rooted in fashion. A fourth generation tailor, he started his art training at the University of Fine Arts in Barcelona, before studying fashion at the Felicidad Duce Fashion School.
While he was still studying, he won the ModaFad award and since then he has participated in multiple national and international fashion shows. In 2012 he professionalised his brand, marketing his designs abroad at retailers like Spiga 2, Luisa Via Roma and Harvey Nichols. Over the years, Juan Vidal has received numerous awards for his work, such as the ‘Who’s On Next’ award from Vogue magazine, the Telva prize to the best national designer, the National Fashion Award from the Ministry of Industry, and recently, the Fashion Award from the Community of Madrid.
Juan Vidal currently combines his work as creative director of the firm that bears his name with teaching at the University Politécnica de Madrid.
VENUS TO ROME SPRING SUMMER 2020.
“You contain, ebony sea, a dazzling dream
Of sails, of rowers, of flames and masts:
A noisy port where my soul can drink
Torrents of perfume, sound and colour;
Where ships, gliding on gold and silk,
Open their arms wide to embrace the glory
Of a clear sky throbbing with eternal heat.”
Fragment of the poem “La Chevelure” by Charles Baudelaire,
poem number 23 of The Flowers of Evil (1861 edition).