Angel Schlesser (Santander, August 7, 1957) has been awarded this Monday with the National Fashion Design Award, corresponding to the year 2022, at the proposal of the jury. This prize, awarded annually by the Ministry of Culture and Sportis endowed with €30,000.
The jury recognized the designer, whose name is Ángel Fernández Ovejero, for “the complete artistic and entrepreneurial career of a Spanish creator who consolidated a certain aesthetic to make it internationally recognizable, with pure and innovative lines”.
Ode to the professional woman
In addition, the jury has pointed out that “his work describes attention to professional and contemporary womenwhich supposes a example for the young generations of designers”.
The Santander-born couturier began his professional career under the guidance of Juan Rufete in 1983, and since 1990 he has been a ‘classic’ performing fashion shows in Madrid’s Pasarela Cibeles.
His trajectory for collaborating with the film project costumes from David Menkes and Alfonso Albacete and later with Alejandro Amenabar, in the locker room of the Oscar-winning ‘Sea Inside’.
Outside the textile world, Schlesser has launched other projects, such as a line of perfumes. In 1999 she launched her first women’s fragrance and bath line ‘Angel Schlesser Femme’ and in 2003 she entered the world of jewelry..
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, a complete professional career over time.
The jury was chaired by Adriana Moscoso del Prado Hernández, General Director of Cultural Industries, Intellectual Property and Cooperation; and Carlo Penna Gómez, deputy director general for the Promotion of Cultural Industries, acted as vice president.
Helena López de Hierro D’Aubarede, director of the Costume Museum, acted as members. Ethnological Heritage Research Center (CIPE); Antonio Alvarado Almarcha, 2021 National Fashion Design Award; Natalia Bengoechea Navarrete, trend specialist and artistic director of Madrid Es Moda; Héctor Jareño Amieva, designer and specialist curator; María José Soler Cera, journalist and writer specializing in fashion, Andrés Aberasturi Páez, designer, businessman and fashion specialist; and Maria Ángeles López Fernández Cao, a specialist in fashion and research from a gender perspective.