ES Collection: DYSTOPIA F/W 2018-19
ES Collection presented yesterday its new Fall/Winter 18/19 collection Dystopia, a concept which is contrary to utopia. “Dystopia” poses a world where contradictions of ideological discourses are brought to their most extreme consequences. In this sense, dystopia presents a decadent reality warning of the potential dangers of ideologies, malpractice and the behaviours on which our current society is built: extreme capitalism, state control, consumerism, technological dependence, wild pollution, etc.
A futuristic collection after an apocalyptic world where traditional schemes give way to a change of concepts and paradigms.
Within this context, the designer Carmen Monforte has been inspired by the great references of cinema and literature which initially developed this concept. Thus, books like Brave New Worldor 1984, or films like MadMax, Blade Runner and Waterworld have served as an inspiration to develop a futuristic collection after an apocalyptic world where traditional schemes give way to a change of concepts and paradigms.
When presenting this change in paradigms, garments play constantly with contrasts of thicknesses, styles, colors, textures … We can find synthetic quilts and leathers in the same garment combined with very fine fabrics such as thin polyamides or meshes, or very elegant and delicate garments including karabiners and ropes, typical of a much rougher and rural context. In summary, a collection which is not governed by traditional aesthetic patterns, one which presents a man and woman who are survivors of a global catastrophe.
Quality, design, comfort and “eco-conscience” are our fundamental principles
ES Collection was founded in 2006 in Barcelona, dedicated to the design, manufacture and retail of men’s swimwear. Months after its first opening it began its international expansion. Located in Barcelona, we love to highlight that ES Collection manufactures almost all of its production in Spain, being one of the few companies which still incorporates in its labels the already almost extinct phrase: MADE IN SPAIN.
After the successful retail in swimwear, ES Collection expanded its designs and began to make underwear, sportswear, street wear and accessories, always focusing on a male audience. However, more than a year ago, ES Collection decided to take the leap to women, presenting its first women’s collection.
The principles that govern the commitment of ES Collection in matters of corporate responsibility are the active awareness of the conservation of the environment and a strong social commitment linked to the improvement of work and human rights, developing its activity with absolute transparency in relation to its business activities. Its great commitment is to favor the economy at a local scale by promoting hand-made quality in its products. ES Collection works with workshops and regional suppliers creating jobs in our community, maximizing efficiency and minimizing distances. As a brand, it has always defended and supported equality between individuals, positioning itself against any form of racial, sexual, cultural or religious discrimination.
Innovation has been one of the pillars of the brand since its early days. ES Collection invented and patented the pack-up in men’s swimwear, a foam cup which helps improve aesthetics by providing the front of the swimsuit with a better shape. Throughout all these years, the Catalan brand has continued to patent several of its innovative technologies with a continuous desire to ensure that aesthetics is not at its odds with comfort, both being present in every single one of its garments.