An electric phenomenon of the unisex movement, Alejandro Gómez Palomo’s label is winning over the general public and celebrities alike with its looks of Iberian descent with a whimsical androgyny.
the andalusian prodigy
It was in Córdoba, the Andalusian city in southern Spain, that Alejandro Gómez Palomo was born in 1992. Less than twenty years later, this admirer of Yves Saint Laurent, the couturier for women, and John Galliano, the master of exuberance, joined the London College of Fashion, from which he graduated in 2015.
His “Je t’aime moi non plus” collection, a couture love letter to sartorial theatricality, laid the artistic foundations for the label that he would launch the same year: “Palomo Spain”.
Alta moda and queer flamboyance
His guiding principle? The clever combination of Madrid natives’ ostentatious and flamboyant neo-aristocratic wardrobe during the seventies with the contemporary codes of queer culture. During his shows, beautiful young men walk the catwalk dressed in incandescent dresses set off with pussy bows in powdery chiffon, low-cut capes in iridescent turquoise or… suggestively see-through bodies for men. We even caught a glimpse of Rossy de Palma walking in one of his shows in a gold wraparound draped dress ending in a maze of shimmering feathers.
However, his masterpiece that earned him international fame is a long lavender-coloured coat that Beyoncé chose to wear for the Instagram post revealing the faces of her newborn twins. This snapshot would be seen all around the globe and make Palomo Spain the new designer to know.