With a career of more than 20 years, Juan Carlos Mesa has actively contributed to visibility and development of Spanish fashion.
He has worked for such important brands as Delpozo, Blanco and Cortefiel. In 2001, he moved to Mexico City to create the styling department for Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Men’s Health and Marie Claire. After returning to Spain, he develops his work as Agatha Ruiz de la Prada’s Creative Director for 15 years.
In 2017 Juan Carlos Mesa opens his first design studio, Maison Mesa, located in the heart of Madrid. Maison Mesa is presented as an atelier for sewing and fashion image, based on the quality of the materials and the classic and artisan techniques of traditional sewing without prejudices to new technologies, as 3D printers and holographic or ecological experimental materials, looking for an absolutely contemporary classic avant-garde.
Since then, he has presented 5 collections, the last 3 of them within the MBFWM calendar. Also, over these 3 years he has carried out more than 20 catwalks in Spain, Mexico and Thailand, without neglecting his dedication to teaching and stage costumes.
WATCH And PUNISH
This season we present a new Fashion Show called “Watch and Punish” dedicated to the memory of the philosopher Michel Foucault and his homonymous work. For this occasion the tandem “Maison Mesa vs. Dani Pannullo”, protected under the framework of IFEMA’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid and generating synergies with Canal theaters, coinciding with the dates of Canal Baila; we present an original fashion show, merging fashion, dance, philosophy and music as usual for us in one of the most contemporary and multidisciplinary spaces of madrid's culture.
A collection of sewing garments that maintains a very direct and close relationship with the staging of “Expulsion”, the new show that premieres the Dani Pannullo Dance Company for which we have also created costumes.
We want to reflect on a way of subjecting bodies, mastering human multiplicities, and manipulating their forces that were deployed in hospitals, the army, schools, workshops, and the pandemic: Discipline.