This is Bianca’s second guest post here, introducing one of her favourite fashion designers from Spain. So come and let her show you around this amazing store in Madrid.
Hii everybody and welcome back!
I know it’s been really long since any of you have heard from me and I’m truely sorry about my disappearing act. So here I am with a new article yet again. This one is about one of Spain’s most famous designers ‘Adolfo Dominguez’. So here’s a small brief about Mr. Adolfo Dominguez.
Adolfo Domínguez, born Adolfo Domínguez Fernández, is a Spanish fashion designer. He took over his father’s fashion boutique in Ourense in the early 1970s. Afterwards which he spent the following years developing his own designs, and finally made the big jump with a presentation of his work in Madrid in 1981. He also became the first Spanish designer to open his own brand-name store in Madrid, which soon mushroomed into a chain with outlets across Spain and abroad, including New Delhi here in India and in Bangkok/Thailand. The company went public in 1997.
Store at Central World Plaza, Bangkok, Thailand
The people at the store were most welcoming to say the least. Here we met the manager of the store Kristian Nesic, a wonderful and charming man who was absolutely helpful and informative. And if I even start to talk about the store, it was amazing, to say the least. Absolutely brilliant architecture and interior! It was set up to look like the interior of a house, each floor like different rooms with wood panelling, brick walls and nice lighting.
That is the coffee shop on the topmost floor of the store. With a wide variety of choices it was quite a perfect place to sit after an exhausting shopping session and enjoy your coffee or choose from a small but most delicious selection of wonderful salads, for example. It was here that we met with Mr. Kristian. He told us all about the company, their different lines, their history and how they are planning to expand the company etc. He also told us about their latest butterfly themed and eco friendly collections mainly designed by Adolfo’s daughter Tiziana Dominguez who is the creative director of the company.
And that’s him handing me his card.
Looking at the work table set up they have in their store. It looks cosy, homely and like your own personal studio with small sewing machines, ironing table, places to hold threads and all.
Now to talk more about the brand, they have their own women swear, menswear, accessories, wedding gowns and even dog wear! Yes! You heard me right, they have specialised clothing for dogs!! And I have to tell you, it’s pretty amazing and really cute!! Here are some pictures clicked at the store, maybe this will give you an idea. These are some of the garments on display at the store.
I thought that was brilliant use of tie and dye on the shirt
Looking through some of the t-shirts on display.
Checking out this really pretty dress at the store. It was a really pretty flouncy and summery party dress in white with paint splatter kind of print on it.
This really classy dress on display at the store. This one also happened to be a favourite of mine.
Now for the OMG! Oh so cute section, the dog section, I don’t think I have ever come across anything as cute as this!
They had personalised dog outfits of different varieties, toys for them, accessories etc. It was one of the cutest things I had ever come across.
Now isn’t that a cute outfit?!
Now for my favourite section…the ‘bridal wear’ one!! It happens to be my favourite section among everything. And the dresses out here were absolutely mind blowing!! Each one of those dresses was soo pretty in itself and done up with such beautiful detailing. I guarantee you that you would definitely feel like a princess in them on your special day.
Haha! Crowning Glory!!
Kristian showing me more of their lovely garments on display at the store.
Isn’t that such a fun dress?!
Believe me! If I had the money I would have been having a wardrobe hanging with more than one Adolfo piece in it!
So that’s all for now all you lovely people, until I come up with yet another catchy topic to interest you all, this is me Bianca signing off over here. Ciao!! Baci Baci!
My thanks goes to Kristian and his colleagues for their kind help and before I really sign off for today – HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Kristian from all of us – have a wonderful Sunday
(Photographs: Bianca and Carina/Manningtree Archive)
Fabulous shop and beautiful designs, I really love the clothing for dogs and think it would be nice to have one of those gorgeous dresses in my wardrobe 🙂 Thank you for sharing what must have been a really wonderful experience.
I bet you, once inside this flagship store right in the centre of Madrid/Spain you do not wish to come out there quickly and bankbalance permitting, you will end up buying more than one item (their beautiful garments are quite affordable (for special occasions and/or treats :)). Yes, the Dog section is great fun and very popular. Bianca is studying fashion design here in India and that trip was part of our “treat” for her.
Love that pink and white paint splattery dress! So pretty.
That first blue dress! How gorgeous!
Women’s clothing and hat would be a hit in Miami, Florida USA where I live.