The hybrid beauty by Antonio Ortega 2017

Colorful, vibrant and filled with emotion, that’s how the collection was displayed.  Antonio Ortega’s 2017 Spring-Summer collection is inspired by the notions of hybrids, beauty and the martyr. Transparencies, cut outs and ruffles.  All in one collection, merging the lines between past and future to give us a present in a contemporary blend of fashion.


The elegance of the 1930s can be seen throughout the collection.  A retro feeling to an era of glamour and elegance. An ode to the times far gone.


The scene opens on a clerical circus where pain and suffering hide behind the exaltation of beauty and creation. A dialogue on the normality of revealing pain through a collection both created and distorted by the striking blows of a hand.


 The fabrics for this collection were silk crepe, cotton, cotton canvas, chiffon, silk shantung and taffeta, are highlighted by the openwork, embroidery and other revisited techniques that are Ortega’s trademark.


The collection exposes two universes at first glance utterly contrasted, through constructions, cuts, flowing lines and stained glass beadwork.  

The new and the old, the merging of the times are reflected in the collection.  From vanguard looking pieces to the classical drapping but with a twist of contemporary flare.

All images courtesy of designer’s press.  Image credit: IMAXTREE