Once a year Lluis Genero holds a capsule collection sale in Barcelona…and we were lucky enough to catch it!
Walking home one evening we noticed an eye catching affair in our local art gallery, clothing, people, art, flowers….Had a new store opened in place of the gallery? We had seen commotion for the past few days, and in the ever changing Eixample neighborhood of Barcelona, a new store popping in was entirely possible!
The following day we popped in to learn that we had stumbled upon the 5 day only capsule collection of local designer, Lluis Genero. The art gallery was now decorated with art from both Lluis’ personal collection and his own creations. The designer had transformed the space into a charming boutique filled with sweaters, scarves, and tapestries designed by the designer, who now lives in the Emporda region of Spain.
This collection called “Soulmates” “unites spontaneity and ease, elegance and sincerity, warmth and sensuality.” (Www.LluisGenero.com) The designs or composed of cashmere, angora, merino wool, organic cotton, alpaca, and mohair. The pieces stood out for their quality, style, and affordability. (Every garment is numbered for the collection)
Having lived in Barcelona, Beijing, and multiple other locations around the world, the designer now resides outside of Barcelona in the countryside. Always knowing he wanted to create, at 18, Lluis travelled to NYC to begin his training at Parsons school of design. Upon graduation, Lluis has worked has an artist, furniture designer, as well as fashion designer. Drawing his creativity from daily life, his mind is always working.
What inspires the designer in Barcelona? The architecture and the people. For those of you who have visited Barcelona, this won’t come as a surprise to you.
When Lluis is in Barcelona, he loves the fact that he can be in Barcelona without living there. There is something magical about being a tourist in your own home which we both agreed upon!
Until next year Lluis…for 5 days only.
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