Paula Canovas Del Vas Awarded The Vogue Fashion Fund Spain

Paula Canovas del Vas was awarded the Vogue Fashion Fund Spain on October 27th 2022 in Madrid, under the patronage of Conde Nast, in partnership with Inditex. The fund’s eleventh edition recognised the label’s forward-thinking creativity and particular attention to sustainability, with over 90% of the production made using deadstock or recycled materials.

Paula Canovas Del Vas

The prize will provide Paula Canovas del Vas mentoring, financial support and editorial coverage by Vogue Spain, and will help grow the team to expand the existing production capacity. The label is committed to continue working with local artisans in Spain and Italy, while promoting sustainable values through its product development and production processes. Following the award, Paula Canovas del Vas will be joining the asociación de creadores de moda de España Acme and continue to present its next collection in Paris Fashion Week.

Paula on behalf of the team would like to particularly thank all members of the Jury for offering an opportunity to participate in this edition of the Vogue Fashion Fund Spain, alongside other participants, as well as finalists and friends Ernesto Naranjo and Archie Aled-Martinez, and endeavors to maximize this opportunity to promote values of creativity and sustainability in Europe and beyond.

Paula Canovas del Vas is the Spanish-born, London-based designer behind the eponymous label established in 2018, after graduating from the Central Saint Martins BA and MA Fashion, completed with the support of the Stella McCartney Scholarship.

Her debut AW18 Central Saint Martins runway show immediately garnered attention, with the introduction of the devil-toed ‘Diablo Shoes’ and accessories, first available at Dover Street Market Ginza.

Paula’s youthful designs are built around a rich array of references and craft techniques, research and experiments with shapes, textures and fabrics; as well as cross-disciplinary collaborations with artists. All collections are made using primarily deadstock and recycled materials.

Paula was a semi-finalist of the LVMH Prize 2022 and named by the New York Times an emerging designer to watch. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Dazed and i-D. Prior to launching the label, Paula was a creative consultant for Kanye West, following positions at Maison Margiela under John Galliano and Gucci.

Today the label is present at over 30 stockists worldwide including MAXFIELD (Los Angeles), SSENSE, GR8 (Tokyo), Browns (London), International Gallery Beams (Tokyo) and MACHINE-A (London).


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