Basque Country Fashion

Balenciaga: A Revolutionary of Couture

Share Born in Getaria, Cristóbal Balenciaga, a Basque fashion designer and founder of the Balenciaga fashion house, had a vision that transformed the fashion industry. Now known as one of the most admired designers of haute couture in the 1950s and 1960s, he made history by designing, cutting and sewing his own models. In his 31…

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Swimwear on Spanish beaches differs from typical U.S. attire

Swimwear on Spanish beaches differs from typical U.S. attire

Share Throughout Spain, a modest and conservative dress code applies. Longer shorts and skirts are preferred in the summer, and crop tops and tight miniskirts are discouraged for religious reasons. There’s only one exception: beachwear. Swimwear in Spain is viewed as anything but conservative. “It’s super provocative and always controversial at runway shows,” fashion writer…

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Dressing for the Running of the Bulls: San Fermin Fashion

Dressing for the Running of the Bulls: San Fermin Fashion

Share The “Encierro” or Running of the Bulls is undoubtedly the highlight of the annual San Fermin fiesta in Pamplona, Spain. The festivities begin promptly at 8 a.m. at the Church of San Cernin. As the clock chimes 8 a.m., two rockets explode into the sky, signaling a herd of 12 bulls to charge down…

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