The Spanish Fashion Creators Association (ACME) continues its unstoppable growth and its commitment to Spanish designer fashion with the incorporation of three new firms: Maison Mesa, Aurelia Gil and Javier Delafuente, Spanish designer fashion firms contributing with their work values traditional sewing, local labor and the revitalization of handicrafts.
Juan Carlos Mesa, CEO of Maison Mesa, has more than 30 years of experience in the world of fashion in which he worked for Ángel Schlesser, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada or Jesús del Pozo. In 2017 he made the leap and launched his own firm, and has come to combine it with other works such as at the 2021 Madrid Fashion Week in which he received the L’Oréal award for the best collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid with his I work for the Schlesser house.
For Mesa, “belonging to ACME is like being with family to spread, together with great professionals and friends, the common project of Spanish fashion”.
In Madrid Fashion Week last edition, Mesa participated with a colorful fashion show that took place at Alberto Chicote’s Omeraki restaurant, for Madrid es Moda, which you can enjoy again on our YouTube or by clicking on the button.
The designer belongs to the Gran Canaria Moda Cálida program of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria and has 20 years of experience in the universe of Spanish fashion design. Trained in Fine Arts, Aurelia has a firm commitment to the recovery of crafts. In her atelier in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Aurelia makes prêt-à-porter garments, as well as her custom designs.
“For me, being part of ACME is taking a business leap: going from being a local brand to being a national brand and being part of the fashion fabric of this country”, declares Aurelia Gil, who has recently debuted in the official calendar of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid.⬇
The Centro Superior de Diseño de Moda de Madrid (CSDMM)( Higher Fashion Design Center of Madrid) was the place chosen by Javier Delafuente from Antequera to train as a designer. After working for Roberto Verino or El Corte Inglés, and having specialized in leather at Loewe, in 2000 he decided to found his own firm and open a small studio on Calle Santa Teresa in Madrid from which he developed four fashion lines that he combine tradition and modernity, highlighting their tailor-made sewing work.
“For me, being part of ACME is a dream and a challenge achieved, it is recognition of a professional career and the perfect place from which to continue defending author fashion”, declares Delafuente.