The fashion world in Spain involves various sectors and professions, including designers and models with a high profile both inside and outside the country. The textile and footwear industries also play a major role.
Good design is the cornerstone of the Spanish fashion industry, and this aspect has become increasingly important outside Spain in recent years thanks both to the work of creators such as Jesús del Pozo, Adolfo Domínguez, Roberto Verino, Hannibal Laguna, Paco Rabanne and Pedro del Hierro among others, and to the growing presence of Spanish models on the international catwalks. The showcase par excellence for Spanish fashion is the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, which brings together the latest avant-garde creations on the Spanish fashion scene. Other key dates for Spanish fashion are 080 Barcelona Fashion and Valencia Fashion Week. The fashion world is closely linked to two economic sectors of great importance to Spain, namely the textile and footwear sectors. In recent decades both these industries have undergone a major transformation and restructuring process which has led to increased turnover and a greater presence in both national and international markets. As a result, the fashion sector in Spain today enjoys excellent health and recognised prestige all over the world.