Pilar Dalbat at MBFWMadrid
About Pilar Dalbat
Pilar Torrecillas, the brand’s creative director, was born in Granada. Its evolution is marked by an environment closely linked to the world of architecture. After finishing her studies in Spain, the United Kingdom and France, she worked as a fashion collections buyer in Paris for six years. Her love for design, for her job and for her hometown has led her, after a decade abroad, to return to Spain with an international vision to create her own brand in 2000.
Her DNA has been modelled over the years in what Pilar understands as a hybrid between two profiles, that of designer as a creative soul and that of a brand, due to her capacity for production and marketing. In 2005 she received the Flag of Andalusia.
Each garment is designed, made from start to finish and distributed from their workshops in Granada in a commitment to "made in Spain" and handmade products.
Pilar Dalbat has developed a method of working that is all her own through her relationship with architecture and her defence and enhancement of heritage spaces. The places she chooses to show her creations inspire the creative process of each collection. She looks upon her collections as a whole and conceives sensory staging that goes beyond the usual formats.
Her signature collections are present in the most prestigious showrooms and points of sale in Spain and abroad. Her work is marked by a contemporary vision of fashion capable of creating garments whose design stands the test of time.
The brand presents its collections twice a year at the MBFWM. She has been a guest designer at the RFW (Russian Fashion Week), in Paris and the Czech Republic and has presented her collections several times in Tokyo.
Pilar collaborates with artists from very diverse fields and is a lecturer at the University of Granada as well as at many of the Art Schools and fashion education centres in Spain.
Buxaira, the indomitable, unknown and mysterious.
History of the matriarchy, of the autochthonous handicrafts typical of the historical ensemble of the Alpujarra and La Taha. This region, unconquerable during the reconquest was declared of Cultural Interest and today is the largest heritage protected area in Europe.
The "Buxaira" winter 2024 collection is built with a selection of fabrics from the only loom that is still working in the province of Granada in an artisanal way.
These fabrics are made since 1947 with textile waste transformed through a process with zero chemicals, zero water and minimal CO2 emissions. The waste is transformed into fiber, the fiber into yarn and the yarn back into fabric in a traditional and historically circular process that Pilar and her team bring to the new collection.
Coats, overshirts, vests and capes, iconic garments of the brand, are constructed with new patterns and recycled fabrics, in doubleface, lonetas, vegan lamb and corduroy, once again composing the most wintry part of the collection.
Pants in cloth, crêpes and panas are hand-embroidered with methacrylate, crystal beads and bangs, combining them with wool tops, neoprene sweatshirts and scarves.
Washed satins, natural silks and hand-embroidered fabrics are used for eveningwear
The color barometer is based on the color barometer of the colors of the colors of the skirts and the use of new materials with which Pilar and her team have experimented.
The color barometer ranges from chocolate browns to bone, emerald and shrimp. The combined stripes typical of the Alpujarra fabrics are used in small doses as a nod to the clothing and interiors of the traditional Alpujarra homes.
The print of this collection abstracts and digitizes unique elements of the Alpujarra landscape, which allows us to look at the classic postcard with its flowers and whitewashed white surrounded by greenery.