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19 Oct copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
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Muchafibra – Carrer Carretes 13

Tucked deep into el Raval, on a street that once used to be rather drab, but these days is alive with hanging plants on every building (thanks to a certain French lady, who I will mention in a bit) you can find Muchafibra, an experimental textile and production center for fashion designers.

In a city that bursts with creativity and where designers of all kinds abound, this is a wonderful initiative, and I am delighted to be able to share it with you. Muchafibra was set up by Virginie Verrier, a lovely and very friendly French lady who has brought her charme, flair and know-how to this nook in el Raval and blown new life into it, converting it from a paint manufacturer’s workshop to the shop and fashion production workshop it is today (and re-converting the street in the process).

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Tasteful décor

Muchafibra is not just a practical and helpful place where you can rent the space and machinery to set up your own fashion collection, or learn new tricks in the many courses they offer. It is a space that is filled with Virginie’s personal,  tasteful touches, put together with vintage (and often discarded) pieces of furniture or home wares. See for yourself, and after the slideshow I’ll tell you a bit more…

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What’s in a Name?

11 Oct copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
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Carrer Palma de Sant Just 12

Indeed, what’s in a name? Well, in this case it means everything. For Name is a the equivalent of a range of clothing, designed by the lovely Irene Sabaté and Clara Aspachs, and which is designed and produced entirely in and around Barcelona.

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Showroom and studio

On Carrer Palma de Sant Just number 12 the Name showroom and studio is located, and it is there that I took the images of this post. The range includes ladies’ knits and woven items, as well as the recent addition of men’s knits (below).

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Knits and woven

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Made by Irene’s grandfather

The theme of this year’s A/W collection is ‘wood’, and as with all the Name themes, occurred spontaneously, when Irene and Clara decided to use the pegs that Irene’s grandfather had made (above) as inspiration.

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