There can be as many definitions of flamenco fashion as there are flamenco designers and consumers. Each one can give you their own version of what they understand as flamenco fashion.
A great showcase is the SIMOF runway. It is a high fashion runway.
At times, flamenco fashion becomes haute couture.
Flamenco fashion has nothing to envy to high fashion.
For some designers, flamenco fashion is a way of life. Sometimes, its creation is so complex that it becomes an artistic work.
A simple answer to “What is flamenco fashion?” is “it’s everything.” Flamenco fashion has become an essential element in the lives of some designers. It is an idea that conveys joy, fun, enjoyment… it is living. The essence of flamenco fashion is found in the workshops, where the magic is born.
This requires months of work, extensive planning, and a lot of effort… Knowledge of styling, pattern making, fabric selection, and garment construction. Typically, different workers have to intervene in the same dress.
Have you ever wondered why flamenco dresses can be so expensive? We can assure you that the prices are always justified. They are generally conditioned by our own workshops in Andalusia.
How can we turn flamenco fashion into haute couture?
We start with the design selection and then choose the fabrics that will adapt to those models with their respective patterns. With great care, affection, and above all professionalism, the seamstresses will create those dresses that will be worn by women of all kinds.
In the evolution of flamenco fashion, different styles can coexist. For example, a classic design will always remain classic, although it may undergo some modifications over time. Everything that has been carried out over the years is rooted in the history of flamenco fashion, and it is the public that has gradually understood these concepts. The fashion of the 70s/80s/90s has been reinvented.
The rule-breakers embrace diverse silhouettes, large necklines, liberated waists, extra-large sleeves… They focus more on fabrics with lace, velvet, and transparency. They incorporate vintage, organic, and animal print patterns, as well as daring color palettes in acidic tones, black, silver, and gold. Accessories evolve, including oversized earrings, bags, and fanny packs, as well as textile ornaments with gemstones, fringes, and embroidery.
On the other hand, the purists are much more traditional. They seek fitted cuts that enhance their figure, with defined waists and various necklines. One-piece dresses with polka dots in all shapes, primary color palettes, and traditional fabrics such as poplin. As for accessories, they opt for small or medium-sized pieces that match the dress, with very classic shapes. Visit our website flamencaycomplementos.com or our physical store at Plaza San Martin de Porres No.6.
A flamenco dress can be comfortable and beautiful, but at times it can also be uncomfortable and still beautiful. Our mothers always say that beauty requires some sacrifice.
It’s clear that we may endure some discomfort, but it doesn’t have to be a martyrdom.
The first few hours with a heavy or poorly designed flamenco dress can be bearable, but when we’ve been wearing an uncomfortable and heavy dress for hours, it becomes torture and we don’t enjoy the experience as much. That’s why it’s crucial to choose a dress that fits perfectly with your body, your style, and your way of experiencing the fair.
Let us advise you at masaga.
Each dress ends up being unique, and that’s why we modify and adapt the design to fit each body and each person’s needs, always without losing the flamenco essence. Accessories become one of the fundamental elements to distinguish oneself among different flamenco dancers.
Our workshops have been buzzing for several months.
At masaga, we wish you the best for your fair or pilgrimage this year.
At masaga, we want you to showcase the best flamenco dress.
We specialize in flamenco fashion and its accessories. We have a physical store and an online store at flamencaycomplementos.com.
You also have the option to have your flamenco dress repaired at our workshop, #masaga.
Contact us at flamencaycomplementos.com.
Next year, you may want to update your flamenco dress and make some alterations. For that, come to #masaga, and we will advise you because you know flamenco fashion reinvents itself every season.
FLAMENCO FASHION BLOGS
In Seville, we have the largest showcase of flamenco fashion: Simof and We Love Flamenc. There are also some blogs that can inspire you, such as Acento Artesano, where you can see some models. Other blogs include