Roberto Torretta (Buenos Aires). He arrived in Spain in 1972 and settled in Madrid, where he began in the fashion world.
In February of 1996, he made his debut in Pasarela Cibeles, and as of February of 1998, he began to present his own shows.
In March of 2002, he received the “Alfiler de Oro” Award, granted by Fermoda 2002 and the Pasarela Costa del Sol, in recognition of his brilliant professional career.
In that same year, he began to collaborate with Federópticos for the design of glasses and sunglasses and, in February of 2003, he presented his first sunglasses collection at Pasarela Cibeles, which is marketed exclusively by the Federópticos Group.
In November 2003 he began his own concessions at El Corte Inglés in Madrid.
In April 2004, he moved his showroom to calle Fereluz 17, where a unique area was created, designed by architect Patricia Urquiola, where he also sells his custom-made collections.
In September 2004 he presented his first jewellery collection as part of the Creadores project, Joyas de moda, a project led by the jewellery firm Le Cadó.
In October of 2005, he received the T de Telva award for the best Spanish fashion designer.
In 2006, he began collaboration with the prestigious Suárez jewellery company, with whom he designed the uniforms of the stores’ employees.
In September 2006 the international footwear designer Ernesto Esposito designed his first collection for Roberto Torretta.
In 2007 Roberto Torretta designed three carpets for Alfombras PEÑA.
In March 2007, he designed and presented the Men’s collection “Goodyear by Roberto Torretta”.
In 2008, he was asked by the Madrid Town Hall to design the Christmas lights for one of the most representative streets of the upscale Salamanca quarter, Calle José Ortega y Gasset. They were on display in 2009 and 2010.
In March of the same year, he collaborated with Bodegas Mentor for the project “La Rioja Estilo”.
In January 2009, he signed a licence for bed linen with Atrivm.
In that same year, he signed two other licences, one with ARC, for the new dish and glassware collection and one with La Roca furriers, for a new fur coats and accessories collection.
In June 2010, he received the “Man of the Year” award from the magazine Men’s Health, in the fashion designer category.
In that same month, he signed an agreement with the company Mr. Marshall , to launch its first watch line.
Roberto Torretta also created a gold and diamond jewellery collection in collaboration with Navas joyeros.
The inauguration in September 2010 of a multi-space in calle Fereluz 17 (Madrid) was also a high point. This is the place to find Prêt-à-porter collections with the chance to acquire exclusive, made-to-order pieces and all the brand's accessories.
On 21 October 2011, Roberto Torretta was honoured at the closing ceremony of Getxo Fashion Week (Bilbao).
They first went on sale in France in 2012 and in 2015 there were more than 100 on sale.
In 2013 the brand celebrated its 30th anniversary, with an unprecedented response from the press.
More than 80 outlets in Spain.
He also received the "Hispanic 100" award that same year along with the Nobel Prize winner, Gabriel García Márquez.
New project in 2014 to create a modern, very urban Roberto Torretta fragrance for women that went on sale in 2015.
The international Nancy doll ordered four exclusive designs for the anniversary of the Nancy doll. It went on sale in all the newstands in Spain in September 2015.
The firm moved into the South Korean market, launching the collection. Also in France and Chile
Roberto Torretta Best Spanish Fashion Designer Prize awarded by the Ministry of Industry and handed over by HM the Queen of Spain.