AILANTO: OUR COLLECTIONS ARE PERSONAL AND RECOGNIZABLE
For: Paula Gárgoles
Iñaki and Aitor Muñoz / Ailanto
Iñaki and Aitor Muñoz are two twin brothers who form together the fashionable signature Ailanto placed in Barcelona from 1992. In this city the two graduated in Fine arts. The universe of his fashion is furiously visual and in him they dominate the graphic symbol, the combination of colors, the geometry of the streaks and the references to artistic movements of avant-garde. His introduction on the national market was across the Lounges Gaudí and Cibeles. His principal international markets are Japan, England, the United States, Hong Kong, Italy and Belgium.
Your name means in Chinese: tree of the sky. Why? Do you want to reach the sky with your fashion?
IN THE EPOCH IN WHICH WE WERE LOOKING FOR A NAME FOR THE MARK, I (Aitor) WAS STUDYING GARDENING.
You are twin and you have complicity great: the same inspirations?
EVERY PERIOD WE LOOK AND FIND A TOPIC ON WHICH WE BASE THE WHOLE COLLECTION AND THE STAGING OF THE PARADE.
How do you complement each other?
ONE OF THE TWO IS MORE CLASSIC THAN OTHER.
Your formation in art, is perceived in each of the collections. The last parade in Cibeles had a very important Matisse influence. How and does who decide the artistic inspirations?
MATISSE HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF OUR FAVORITE PAINTERS AND SOME TIME AGO THAT THERE FELT LIKE TO US WORKING A COLLECTION BASED ON THE COLORING OF HIS PICTURES AND ON THE SUBJECT-MATTER OF THE ODALISQUES.
Do you think that the fashion is an art? You would like seeing you in a museum as Armani or Balenciaga.
FEW PROPOSALS COME CLOSER THE WORLD OF THE ART. WE THINK THAT FOR THE FASHIONABLE CREATORS THE MUSEUM OF THE SUIT IS MORE ALIGNED BY OUR WORK.
What makes you different from the rest of young designers?
THAT WE ARE ALREADY NOT YOUNG. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT WE HAVE OBTAINED IN OUR TRAJECTORY IS THAT AILANTO IS RECOGNIZABLE.
How is the woman the one that likes dressing you?
A WOMAN THE ONE THAT LIKES MIXING TEXTURES AND HAS A PREDILECTION FOR THE EXCLUSIVE PATTERNS AND FOR THE COLOR.
What need do you have of traveling, of visiting exhibitions or reading good books?
WE THINK THAT IT IS ESSENTIAL TO KEEP ON CREATING.
How do you transmit the spirit Ailanto to your team and to your creations?
THE SPIRIT AILANTO BASES ON HIM USO OF THE COLOR AND ON THE PATTERNS AND TEXTILES THAT WE CREATE EVERY COLLECTION. NOW WE ARE CREATING A BOOK OF STYLE FOR FUTURE LICENSES IN JAPAN.
How do you like that they describe your collections?
PERSONAL AND RECOGNIZABLE.
You have done chinas with the Sargadelos ceramics: Up to where do you want to come? Do you have between your plans the internationalization?
WE ARE COLLABORATING CLOSELY WITH SARGADELOS IN A LINE AILANTO AND SARGADELOS.TAMBIEN WE HAVE DONE CARPETS WITH DAC, LAMPS WITH SANTA&COLE, YOU STAY AWAKE WITH CERAVELLA. WE THINK THAT THE PRODUCTS THAT WE SHOULD DEVELOP FROM THE ESTHETICS AILANTO OPEN DOORS TO US AT LEVEL OF FAME OF THE MARK AND ALSO OUR CREATIVITY REFRESHES US ON HAVING HAD TO BE EMPLOYED AT ANOTHER DISCIPLINE.