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 every year brings together the most avant-garde creations on the Spanish fashion scene, and 080 Barcelona Fashion. The fashion world is closely connected to two industries which are very important to the Spanish economy - textiles and footwear. In recent decades, both industries have undergone major transformations and restructuring, increasing their turnover and their presence in the Spanish and international markets. As a result, the fashion sector in Spain today enjoys excellent health and recognised prestige all over the world.