By Lynn Quanjel
Photos Courtesy of 080
Barcelona, Spain – “Eight. Is movement, rhythm. A perfect balance of energies. An inspiration to develop flowing volumes. Playing, crossing, drawing a clear path to infinity, the never-ending search (…) The endless quest for harmony.”
The above is a very interesting description of Miquel Suay’s Fall Winter 2016/17 menswear collection ‘Eight’. This Valencian designer participated actively in the family business, which is dedicated to making communion outfits, until he decided to start his own prêt-à-porter line.
Acccording to Miquel Suay the year 2016 will be all about the combination of class and comfort, suit and sport. In short, the ‘Eight’ his collection is brilliantly cohesive and ahead of the current trends. It consists of a combination of technological fabrics and traditional fabrics. The designer is all about the next generation of men. Comfort, versatility and elegance are the keywords to his collection.
The presentation of Miquel Suay started with a modern dance performance with lots of great gestures and emotions. They seem to seem to create a balance with the ‘smooth & elegant’ designs that then follow afterwards. Jon Kortajarena walks down the catwalk on fast techno music, wearing a grey suit with a black shirt underneath with the logo ‘8’ printed on it. The outfits vary from tight suits in comfortable materials, to casual wear in luxury materials. The focus is on graphic lines and dark chromatics: blue, grey, maroon and black. The logo ‘8’ can be found in almost all of the designs. Sometimes the I appears as a print while at others, it is s a texture in the materials.
Notables are the duo colored suits and the onesies, which give a more playful touch to the collection. Also the sunglasses, bright colored socks and phone cases are a nice touch to the overall presentation. While the collection started very classy with streamlined suits, by the end of the presentation we are able to spot somewhat sporty outfits with long shirts, denims and frayed materials: a nice transition which shows that Miquel Suay designs clothes for any occasion.