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‘Made in Spain’: Absolutely Fashionable 5 – Luke Leandro Cano

SEEN at the catwalk for MBFWM 16: Luke Leandro Cano SS17.

Luke Leandro Cano is a talented young designer who established his brand in 2012, soon after finishing his degree in Seville. His work is a unique mix of personality, the ability to innovate, and his love for tradition, all blended in precise proportions to create original pieces through innovative and original techniques. He confessed to SEEN that his inspiration was Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, establishing Cano as a poet and an artist whose language allows him go beyond fashion, inspiring him to create genuine works of art.

His first collection, Buffet, which was shown at the 2012 MBFWM, won the “Designer for Tomorrow” contest sponsored by Marc Jacobs from more than 360 contestants. It was shown at the final of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin and, as a result, he got the opportunity to work on a new collection supported by Marc Jacobs and his team. That was how his second collection, called Anima, was shown at the 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin and received critical acclaim from both the press and the general public. This brought his designs to international fame and recognition, especially in Germany. In fact, his designs are showcased at Museum Angewandte Knust in Frankfurt, along with Margiela’s and McQueen’s designs.

Amarás la Noche is the name given to his SS17 collection (meant to be the last one of the trilogy of his life as a designer, after Camino FW15-16 and Mi Primer Verano SS16), and SEEN was in the front row at MBFWM, keen to see how he could surprise us once again. Luke Leandro Cano’s SS17 collection was a return to his origins; a voyage around the personal and creative universe of this fantastic designer. He took us to a party night set around the white walls of any Andalusian village, lit by white lanterns and full of nostalgic looks, smells, music and dances. Leandro told us the story of a night that starts on a path that will lead us to our first summer.
Simplicity and technique, tradition and modernity, shaped a wide silhouette with unstructured and languid lines in contrast with geometric cuts, traditional techniques and handcraft reminiscences. The collection is mostly made of light fabrics and materials: poplin cotton and gabardines in pure, neutral white and grey colours, breaking against yellows, ginger reds and intense greens. Leandro in its purest form. Olé!

www.leandrocano.com

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Photography courtesy of Ugo Camera/IFEMA