Ulises Mérida at MBFWMadrid
About Ulises Mérida
Ulises Mérida trained as a designer at the UPM and completed his studies in Milan. After more than two decades working with various
designers, he created his own brand in 2012. Since then, he has been presenting two collections a year on catwalks such as MBFWMadrid, Madrid Fashion Show and Madrid es Moda, among others, winning various awards and mentions, including the Lʼoreal award for the best collection at MBFWMADRID 2022.
Under the umbrella of the brand, Ulises collaborates with different foundations (Apramp) and institutions (Junta de la Junta de Madrid) and educational centres like IED, UEM or Vogue College and develops collaborations with philosophical brands, such as Capas Seseña, Real Fábrica or Franjul footwear.
Parallel to its more commercial lines, it works on stage costumes for operas such as "La Traviata" for the Castell de Peralada festival or "Tosca" for the Teatro Real de Madrid.
In 2022 was chosen by RENFE for the development of the new design for the employees' uniforms.
Just a year ago at this time, Ulises Mérida experienced the most special week of his professional life: just a few days apart, he won the L'Oréal award for the best collection at MBBFWMadrid and a few days later it was announced that he was the winner of the competition to design the new RENFE uniform.
There is no better way to celebrate this anniversary than returning to the catwalk to present these uniforms.
Following RENFE's guidelines, the garments stand out from those of other companies for their artistic and creative character, so much so that they combine perfectly with the looks of Ulises Mérida's new collection.
Everything takes place on a platform where RENFE staff and passengers mingle, some with corporate colours, others with strong colours such as oranges and dry greens and turquoises mixed with dark navy blue or black garments.
A very pleasant trip to the eye and to the touch with materials such as wool with a baguette finish, quilted technological fabrics with fractal-looking stitching, coexisting with crepe, lace and technological fabrics with an almost liquid fluid appearance.
The layering of garments with large collars topped with asymmetrical lacing defines a woman who travels light with just a weekend bag in hand and has fun playing with what she is already wearing depending on the moment. Because this is a journey that we don't know where it might take us... Are you coming?