+ Haute Couture meets Art and Science Fiction +
Leyre Valiente entered University Rey Juan Carlos in 2003 to study Audiovisual Communication
, and during this period she worked as a costume designer and production assistant in several audiovisual productions, while she attended to courses in Photography, Drawing, History of Clothing and Textiles
, and Costume Design for Movies
by Gumersindo Andrés, twice Goya (Spanish Movie Awards) nominated.
After graduating in 2008, she entered the Instituto Europeo di Design
to study Fashion Design
, and she attended to courses and workshops in Leather Design
with Rob Goodwin, Chainmail
with Anillarte, T-shirt Illustration Design with illustrator Iván Soldo, Print Design
with Suturno, and Millinery
with Justin Smith.
On 2009-2010 course Leyre won the school’s best luxury collection and best image diplomas, and in 2010-2011 she received an Honourable Mention
for her final project. With this project, she been finalist in contests such as ModaFad
, Who’s Next
, My Own Show
, Special K
and Murcia Open Design
. One of her dresses has been featured in Little Black Dress
(A & C Black Publishers Ltd), a book from Isabel Sanchez published in five different languages. On september she was included in VOGUE ITALY TALENTS
supplement as one of the 180 emergent talents of 2011, after which she has been featured in publications, blogs and webs around the world.
On summer 2010 she joined YONO TAOLA for two months as an intern, and in 2011 she spent another two months in ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
, in London, after which she came back to Madrid to enter LOEWE,
again as an intern, too for six months.
Last june, after leaving LOEWE, she was invited to show her capsule collection "Santa Sangre"
at South 36-32N
(Cadiz Fashion Week) and in July she was invited by Fier Management
show her creations in their showroom during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin
, where she was also nominated to an award in the Berlin
Fashion Film Festival
Afterwards, in September 2012, Leyre Valiente was selected by the EGO
platform to show "Chimaera", her first full collection, in the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid
with great public and press reviews. She repeated with "Malleus Maleficarum" in the February edition.
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