Roberto Torretta was born in Buenos Aires. In 1972 he moved to Spain and settled in Madrid, where he embarked on his career in fashion.
In February 1996 he participated in the Cibeles Fashion Show for the first time, and from February 1998 he started showing his collections individually.
In March 2002 he won the “Golden Needle” award granted by Fermoda 2002 and the Costa del Sol Fashion Show in recognition of his outstanding achievements.
That same year he started working with Federópticos to design sunglasses and spectacles, and in February 2003 he presented his first sunglass collection at the Cibeles Fashion Show, which is marketed exclusively by Grupo Federópticos.
In November 2003 he opened his own pop-ups in El Corte Inglés in Madrid.
In April 2004 his showroom moved to Calle Fereluz 17, where architect Patricia Urquiola created a unique interior design. This is also where he sells his made-to-measure collections.
In September 2004 he launched his first jewellery collection as part of the Creators Fashion Jewellery project instigated by the jewellery firm Le Cadó.
In October 2005 he won the T de Telva award for Best Spanish Fashion Designer.
In 2006 he started collaborating with the prestigious jewellery firm Suárez, since which time he has designed the uniforms for its store personnel.
In September 2006 the international shoe designer Ernesto Esposito designed the first collection for Roberto Torretta.
In 2007, Roberto Torretta produced three carpet designs for manufacture by Alfombras PEÑA.
In March 2007, he designed and presented the men’s fashion collection “Goodyear by Roberto Torretta”.
In 2008, commissioned by Madrid City Council, he designed the Christmas lights for one of the most upscale streets in the Salamanca district, José Ortega y Gasset. They were also used for the 2009 and 2010 Christmas lights.
In March of that same year he worked with Bodegas Mentor on the “La Rioja Style” project.
In January 2009 he signed a bed linen licensing agreement with Atrivm.
That same year he signed another two licensing agreements; one with ARC to design a new tableware collection, and the other with La Roca furriers for a new collection of fur coats and accessories.
In June 2010, he was recognized by Men’s Health magazine as Man of the Year in the designer category.
That same year he signed a licensing agreement with Mr. Marshall to launch its first line of watches.
Roberto Torretta also has a collection of gold and diamond jewellery in collaboration with Navas Joyeros.
In September 2010 he opened a flagship store at Calle Fereluz 17 in Madrid where you can find the prêt-à-porter collections, all the brand’s accessories, and arrange fittings for exclusive made-to-measure outfits.
On 21 October 2011, Roberto Torretta was honoured at the closing event of Getxo Fashion Week in Bilbao.
The brand started selling in France in 2012 and there are now more than 100 sales outlets.
In 2013 the brand celebrated its thirtieth anniversary with unprecedented media coverage.
Roberto Torretta has more than 80 sales outlets in Spain.
That same year, Roberto Torretta was distinguished as one of the “100 Most Influential Latinos” of the year, sharing the distinction with Nobel prize-winner Gabriel García-Márquez, among others.
A new project in 2014 saw the inception of the Roberto Torretta perfume, a modern, feminine and very urban fragrance which was launched on the market in 2015.
He was commissioned to create four exclusive designs for the anniversary of the internationally-renowned Nancy doll which went on sale in September 2015 at every newsstand in Spain.
The brand was subsequently launched in South Korea in addition to France and Chile.
Roberto Torretta: winner of the Best Spanish Fashion Designer distinction awarded by the Ministry of Industry and presented by HRH the Queen of Spain.
Roberto Torretta launched its Spring/Summer 2022 collection at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with some exciting new ideas. The focal theme of the collection is ‘friendly’, a true collaboration between a new type of fashion that is more respectful, more modern and more deeply connected to nature and our cities and new technologies.
The perspective is wide-ranging, featuring beautiful creations designed to withstand the test of time and our need for comfort and versatility, portraying relaxed and dynamic outlines in perfect white twill cotton or lightweight green Sofi linen in an exercise of colour blocking.
A sense of optimism is unleashed in the free-spirited dresses with cheerful patterns and floral prints or in plain fresh yellow, soft diluted blue, crêpe and mouliné effect.
Meanwhile, evening wear is modern and elegant, featuring crêpe, metallic and 3D fabrics and luxury tailoring, fashioned from fine materials such as linen and silk and manufactured using the most advanced sustainable techniques.
The brand’s in-house accessories and leather articles round off the urban nature theme of Roberto Torretta for the Spring/Summer 2022 collection.