Faith

Patricia Padron F/W17 highlights shot by Marco Giuliano and styled by Anca Macavei.

She who sees eternity in things that pass away, she owns pure knowledge. Striving for beauty and completeness in the realm of fashion at a universal level she draws inspiration from nature itself, the wisest and noblest teacher of them all. Intricate garments and pure proportion illustrated in this fashion feature shot by Marco Giuliano and styled by Anca Macavei using all garments from the FW17 Collection of the Madrid-based designer Patricia Padron.

Tell us more about your latest collection and about what inspires you on a daily basis. 
My creative process starts with how I feel. My moods are my color palette, which then leads me to the textures, silhouette, the details and fabric embellishment, and so on. It depends a lot of my mood; when I feel enthusiastic or relaxed, or even daring, it shows in the pieces. About our last collection, it was about the evolution of our previous summer, is an interpretation of the golden ratio and the study of the pattern from geometric figures.

How did you come up with the idea of basing the designs of your collection on specific mathematical patterns and shapes as golden ratio, circles? 
It’s a subject I’m passionate about. This time, I needed to work based on a concept that could give me lots of possibilities for experimentation. As I had been exploring the golden ratio previously, I decided to take this further. Shapes like circles have gradually become a hallmark of the brand.

Is there a correlation between figurative arts (sculpture, painting…) and your clothes? 
During the development of the collection my team and I don’t focus on it, but it’s true the final result might give an idea of figurative arts. Many of our pieces are sculptural which allows free interpretation.

What determined the change from Architecture to Fashion? How does your background in Architecture affect the creation process of your garments?  
I needed to do what I really love it and I’m passionate about: Fashion; Architecture gave me lots of tools though. It laid my basis, shaped my optics, expanded my creativity. I learned about design concepts, processes, proportions and volumes.

From Venezuela to Spain, passing from Central St. Martins in London after some years of studies abroad. How about the choice to base your brand in Madrid? 
When I moved to Madrid, almost 9 years ago, I couldn’t imagine that I would stay for so long. Despite traveling a lot, this city became my home without realizing it. To start developing a project you should to be stable and feel comfortable enough. This is how Madrid gave me a solid base to start this dream.

Have you ever considered working for another fashion brand / company? 
I did at the very beginning right after graduation. I felt I had the need of going further learning new things, working with a team… Despite, as years went by I became interested in developing my own project. Three years ago I decided to bring it to life.

What do you think that makes a successful fashion designer.
Self-confidence, perseverance, hard work are a must. But to be surrounded by a team who supports and believes in your project is essential.

A lifetime dream that you have.
I need to see the brand growing and reach more and more people every day.
My only dream on this matter would be that whoever wears our pieces, she could enjoy them as much as we do while we create them.

Faith

Credits:

Photography: Marco Giuliano / @marcogiulianoph
Styling: Anca Macavei / @ancamacavei
Styling assistant: Giorgia Romeo / @gio_romeo818
Models:
Polina at Special Models
Vika at Fashion Models
Jessica at MP Management

All clothes from Patricia Padron F/W17 Collection / @patriciapadron___

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