By Mireia Bach – Catalonia and the city of Barcelona have a long tradition in the textile industry for centuries that allows us to talk about fashion. We have well known designers and famous brands that show all their work. That’s why the Generalitat de Catalunya trusts them to create the 080 fashion week twice every year.
Barcelona is home to a growing fashion industry, and twice a year – January and June – the community shows off its skills at the 080 Barcelona Fashion event. Every year, over 30 brands and designers such as Custo Barcelona, Celia Vela, Ze Garcia, etc. occupy a new culturally important location to show each design in the catwalk shows with the looks that will be hitting the streets and the most trendy clothes and accessories. New talents combine with well-known international brands to offer to the audiance the opportunity of seeing different styles, trends and new concepts. If you have the pleasure to assist in one of the shows, you can see international famous models walking on the runway such as Ariadna Lima, Winnie Harlow, Irina Shayk, Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes, Miranda Kerr, John Kartajarena and many others.
However, there is an important problem in this type of event. You can only enjoy the catwalk with an accreditation. There are three types of accreditation. You can have one if you work in the press and you want to report and write about it – Accreditation International Media or Spanish Media -. Another way to get in is by lottery. You need to enter on a web page, fill in the form with your personal information and then just upload it. If you are a lucky person, you will receive an email with your accreditation for you and one companion – Accreditation Open Area -. The last type of accreditation is the Invitations, but normally these are for important people that are involved in the fashion industry.
In my opinion, it would be better if the people who are interested in fashion could enter, at least one time, to see and enjoy the show. It’s too complicated to get in. However, I try to enter every year with any lucky. That’s the reason why one time, I decided to go around the show area to see all the fashion ambient and also celebrities. It was a great day, the opening area was full of bars and food trucks for all the people. Also there were a big entrance for all the famous audience, and you could saw them in the front door while the media press were making some questions to them.
If you are interested and do you want to get involve in all this life style, you should go there once in a live time!