Luxury and design at Marbella Luxury Weekend 2014
Exclusive presentations attract the attention of visitors to the port.
Marbella, 6th of June 2014: The 70 participating firms and collaborators working with Marbella Luxury Weekend (MLW) have showed off their exclusivity and amazed attendees during the second day of the event.
The invited guests from specific shops began their day by enjoying a pleasant sail on boats that Ventura Yachts had made available. They had a relaxing boat trip taking advantage of the breathtaking views that Puerto Banus provided.
The presence of the model Francina Díaz in the VIP Carpa de la Torre was one of the main events of the morning. She was the first Spanish international supermodel to parade on the catwalks in Paris during the 60s, and she was adamant not to miss the “Especial Moda” section in this fourth edition. During her presentation to the public, journalists discussed her latest book, “Más allá de la moda”, where the author relates to her experiences as “the first model to freelance at a time when there was a serious lack of freedom but she was able to choose how and where she worked “. She is a true pioneer of fashion in Spain.
The mature model said “It’s funny how as the years go on things are repeated. I lived in a time where we had to fight hard to change things. Today I still believe that you should keep fighting for change and improve the future for young people, this was my true inspiration when writing my book.”
Other events featured in the VIP area was the presentation of Butler Magazine, where they entertained guests with “The wine & food experience” in which there was a wine tasting and there were various food stands of 50 of the finest products of Spain.
Harboring the link between fashion, exclusivity, luxury and art, MLW wanted to highlight this last aspect relying on the participation of Timeless Gallery. The gallery opened a marquee on the port for the painter Daniel Orfano to paint live. He delighted passers by with his masterful painting technique.
Guarnieri is another of the many marquees that can be found in Puerto Banus. The company has an excellent sample of vehicles from high-end brands like Fisker, McLaren, Ducati and MV Augusta on display. However, the car causing the real sensation is the Pagani “Huayra”, whose total value exceeds 1,200,000 euros.
Boutique Tourbillon have been showcasing their beautiful collections of jewellery at MLW by surprising attendees with the staging of their presentations. Both yesterday and today the two star Michelin chef Dani García, has been delighting the public with an extraordinary Tourbillon cooking master class. An original and fun way to merge the first class cuisine with the luxury jewellery brands Blancpain and Omega.
Elite have been holding several parties showing off the exclusivity and extravagance of their brand. Yesterday in their boutique “Man” and today in the “Woman”, they captivated audiences with their amazing designs from Roberto Cavalli and Pierre Hardy, Lanvin, Mary Katrantzou, Giorgio Armani and Giuseppe Zanotti.
Marbella Luxury Catwalk, the first floating catwalk in the world, sponsored by Plaza Beach, also had a special role. Bikkembergs and Custo Barcelona dazzled the audience each in their own individual way. The designs looked amazing with the unique setting of the floating catwalk.
Bikkembergs presented their Spring/Summer 2014 collection as a highlight adding a selection of special items from the last show in Milan. It was a mostly male catwalk in which, as usual, sports and luxury come together on a concept created by the brand: Sport Couture.
On the catwalk Custo Barcelona presented their two collections, “whisper” and “Chic Contemporary Color”, which emphasize the use of graphics and the combination of colour. The DNA of their brand highlights their chic inspiration and refined vision.
BDBA, Sunglass Hut and 7 for all mankind are just a few of the other fashion firms showcasing their collections this weekend. They all offer something different for MLW attendees.