Ángel Schlesser has been awarded the National Fashion Design Award, corresponding to the year 2022, at the proposal of the jury meeting this Monday, May 23. This prize, awarded annually by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, is endowed with €30,000.
The jury has recognized Ángel Schlesser for “the complete artistic and entrepreneurial career of a Spanish creator who consolidated a certain aesthetic until making it internationally recognizable, with pure and innovative lines”.
In addition, the jury has pointed out that “his work describes a attention to professional and contemporary womenwhich is an example for the young generations of designers”.
The National Fashion Design Award rewards the meritorious work of the winner through a work that, in this creative field, has been made public during 2021 or, in duly motivated cases, to a complete professional career over time.
The Jury has been chaired by Adriana Moscoso del Prado Hernandez, General Director of Cultural Industries, Intellectual Property and Cooperation; and as vice president she has acted Carlo Penna Gomez, Deputy Director General for the Promotion of Cultural Industries. As a vocal she has acted Helena Lopez de Hierro D’Aubarede, Director of the Costume Museum. Ethnological Heritage Research Center (CIPE).
They have also been present Antonio Alvarado Almarcha2021 National Fashion Design Award; Natalia Bengoechea Navarrete specialist in trends and artistic director of Madrid Es Moda; Hector Jareno Amievadesigner and specialist curator; Maria Jose Soler Cera, journalist and writer specializing in fashion, Andres Aberasturi Paez, designer, entrepreneur and fashion specialist; Y Maria Angeles Lopez Fernandez Caospecialist in fashion and research from a gender perspective.
Ángel Fernández Ovejero, better known as Ángel Schlesser, began his working life in the world of Straight and the bankingbut he soon changed course in 1983 and switched to fashion, next to the couturier John Rufetewith whom he began creating fashion for men.
Their flawless and flattering stitching He also seduced women. “I started designing for women when some of them asked me for clothes with which to combine American jackets,” she explained in an interview with Efe.
He debuted in 1990 in the Cibeles footbridge with resounding success and six years later, with minimalism as its flag, it opened its first store in Madrid in 1996.
The brand evolved, had a progressive growth and managed to have eight stores throughout Spain and several “corners” in El Corte Ingles. He also brought out a line of perfumes and accessories, in addition to creating the costumes for the film “Hazlo por mí” (1998), by Angel Fernandez Santos.
A lover of clean lines, her clothes were designed for an urban woman, until in 2016, Schlesser decided to sell most of the brand to Oscar Areces.
Currently, this Cantabrian, far from fashion, lives focused on design, art and interior design at the head of Gallery a.