Antonio Alvarado has made a valuable contribution to fashion design. This veteran Spanish designer, born in Alicante, has always had close links with the cultural and artistic movement which originated in Madrid in the nineteen eighties, known as the movida madrilena. His collections have appeared in films from the period which made history, such as Women on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown directed by Pedro Almodóvar.
His arrival in Madrid revolutionised the way collections were presented. Alvarado chooses fashion boutiques and nightclubs, where his garments acquire a cult following.
The designer has appeared at the Cibeles Catwalk since 1984, only occasional absences, and his collections have always proved a hit with critics and international buyers.
Between 1999 and 2003, Alvarado directed ModaFad, an association which claims a platform on top catwalks for some one hundred young fashion designers.
Prestigious magazines like Vanity Fair and Stern regularly report on his highly personal style characterised by meticulous pattern cut and a taste for detail.