In our Enric Marti interview we reveal some very interesting impressions about this young, ambitious and talented fashion designer whose collections are a very original take on futuristic retro. Enric Marti is infinitely creative, like the high end fashion designers, but there is something more to him than just creativity- a deep intelectual connection between what Enric Marti thinks and what he creates and that makes us want to discover more about the thoughts that go in the final product. In our ten question interview, available both in Spanish and English, we learn an important part of what makes Enric Marti stand out.
What famous person would you like to see wearing your collection?
EM: Given that my final degree thesis was based on a sociological study about the Celebrity Worship, and applying one of my key philosophies in fashion, “living between reality and fantasy”; I think it’s clear that my great iconographic reference would be Lady Gaga.
If you could show your collection anywhere in the world, what would it be?
EM From humility, I think we could break down my identity this three fashion capitals in the world: Paris because of it’s artisanal tradition, the contemporaneity and the risk of London and the extravagance and eclecticism of Milan.
Favorite historical character?
EM: Any. Just as iconization is essential in my day to day, I think that nostalgia does not help us try to evolve in shaping our character as designers.
Materials preferred to work?
EM: All those thick fabrics with body that help achieve a particular volume. And color, undoubtedly, the velours.
What new colors would like to implement in your collection?
EM: Lemon yellow, orange, very acid apple green … But all of them alive, contrasted, and in dialogue with other softer that help me build the atmosphere of the collection.
If you had not been fashion designer … you’d be?
EM: I consider myself a very curious person by other artistic disciplines. I always enthused the audiovisual and video editing.
What are your greatest sources of inspiration for your collections?
EM: I always try to work my collections under the concept of “presence”. I think it is very difficult to work and, even more, to achieve in a design. But it obsesses me.
What country would you love to visit?
EM: I would love to live for a time in Sweden.
How is a typical day in your job?
EM: When I’m working hard in a collection: I get up at 07:00, have a latte for breakfast in front of the computer while I put up with everything, and the rest of the day until I go to bed you can imagine it. I don’t stop working for a second.
As a designer, what is the one thing that never design?
EM: I would never close to anything whenever I can defend and carry forward my idea.