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Teresa Helbig
Teresa Helbig
Teresa Helbig
Teresa Helbig
Teresa Helbig
We would define his style as chic, adjective that is joined to good taste, finished perfect and an exquisite laboriousness. In the garments of his clothes rack there make frills out, gasas, bonds, pens - unthinkable in a common closet - with a predominance of the colors cake, the white person and the black. Teresa Helbig, the designer that Barcelona 080 has triumphed extensively in the Footbridge, does not dress completely of black not with a slovenly look, but cigaret usually combines any of his minigarments with jeans, and for a special occasion he prefers the very high heels and his hyperfeminine garments.
Along the interview for, Teresa, always nearby and the nicest, speaks about his signature in plural and it never brings together the First Person Singular, because every pledge is the result of a work in team.

When did you decide to penetrate into the world of the fashion?

I started in the world of the fashion across the window dressing in the 80s. I have always enjoyed combining colors, mixing textures, giving life and reinventing the shop window every period. But my incursion in the design happened by chance. A friend of mine, who has a shop in Madrid, married and, as it happens to most of the women, did not know what to put myself. So I him began turning to the imagination and making my own garment resorting to the material and to the means of the workshop of seam of my mother. The result was a garment with 800 pens that caused sensation in the wedding. My friend and his partner of the shop, also my friend, cheered me up to which he was designing a small collection with eleven pledges that they would be in charge of selling. The garments were commercialized very well and, since then, I have not already stopped.

But also you design fiancée's garments.

The fiancée's collection arose later. My friends were asking me to design the garment to them for the day of his wedding and, little by little, I dared with the wedding suits.

And is it very difficult to make you a name and a group of clients in the competitive world of the design?

Every day we are doing things and you do not have the sensation that you have come to any place. There are many years of a lot of work.

What is your inspiration?

Every period drinks from a different history. You get soaked in what you see around you and it thrills you, from exhibitions of art up to icons of the fashion, although it is a creative process from which different ideas are arising. Last year I concentrated on a photo of Marisa Berenson with a turban in the beach and it was the leitmotiv to create the collection Eleven Upon to time, which I showed in the past edition of 080. Also we think about the perverse girls and innocent warlike princesses of Governess Takano, who were exhibited in the Foundation It Looked of Barcelona.

Your philosophy is that of creating the only piece with finished perfect. Are you considered to be an artisan of the fashion?

Our premise is that the textiles are of very good quality. Sometimes even we create the cloth so that it is more exclusive and a craftsman. We flee of the serial production.

Another feature typical of your designs is to highlight the femininity of the woman.

Everything is superfeminine, that does not have because to mark, but always with a very chic touch, much woman. If you give him a glance to the collection you will meet skirts and garments, but scarcely there are pants, only some “Pajamas Palazzo”.

What are your designers favorite?

Balmain and Alexander McQueen.

Last year with the new reorientation of the footbridge of Barcelona towards a bet after the Gaudí disappearance, you could parade the new promises. What would you emphasize from the opportunity that offered to you the birth of 080?

It was amazing. After so many years, it has been the result of a growth similar to the one that the ants do, little by little but with firm and sure steps. Also we have exhibited in the showroom of Paris, which allows you to announce you and do contacts. Thanks to it now we sell in Hong Kong.

They has written that Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson show your garments in the last movie of Woody Allen, Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

The stylists of the movie were in the showroom of Madrid and later in that of Barcelona, where they selected six pieces. This does not mean that they appear in the tape, because many things take to be trying, but they do not know what the definitive garment will be. Also: I have not even idea of Scarlett's size!

And have your designs already attracted to the flashes of the red carpet?

We dress Ivana Baquero (the girl of The labyrinth of the faun) in the ceremony of the Oscars, the Goya and the Festival of Cannes of last year. In the Oscars, Ivana took a garment with an air much ochentero and a few martins, which were giving a proper free look of a girl of his age. Also we have dressed the actresses Leonor Walting and Of the district of the Macarena Gómez.

And if you had to choose a celebrity that was taking your designs?

Kate Moss and of the Spaniards, Maribel Verdú. Although I like dressing everybody, because they all can be nice and with style.

Pero Kate Moss has a more "vulgar", more chance look.

Kate would put one of the garments of the collection and maxi would print his personal stamp with one cardigan of fat point and a few rural boots, and as always, it would create tendency.

An infallible look?

The black garment. It is simple, but with an exquisite touch at level of the boss and with a suitable length it never trumps every person.
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