Doing what one likes is one of the biggest luxuries possible. I believe on it and I feel fortunate to
pursue my vocation. Since my younger years I has been professionally proactive, experimenting at different fields and eager to cross any border.
After studying textile and fashion design at the Art School in Alcoy I moved to Brussels, the company K de Kan offered me an interesting job at their headquarters, I designed women’s wear minimalist clothes. Two years later I’ve decided to move to Milano, where I studied a Master in Design and Communication at the Domus Academy school. During 2001 back at the design industry I started working for Salomon Sports, designing concept related apparel, in Annecy, France. Later I’ve been designing shoes at Camper, Mallorca, for two years.
Back in Alicante, at the year 2006, after two years building and coordinating a new apparel brand for a spanish company, I’ve started a new adventure. I wanted to be independant, to selfproduce my own product, at my own terms. I was so stocked with the idea that I didn’t mind the risk, as I wanted to do exactly that and nothing else.
Blauvent was launched in October 2009. I had in mind my own project as designer... a sustainable product that would have sense also for a passionate paraglider as I am. For that reason I’ve started manufacturing my designs with original paraglider textile and from used and recycled ones.
I don’t know if it was decisive to win the national design award Injuve at 2007, but it surely motivated me to work as freelancer. I think the best succed is to do what I like and to find that in the closest places and in the furthest, there are some people liking what I do and connecting perfectly with my designs.
Textile and Fashion Design | Production management | Branding | Market Research
Drawing by hand | Illustrator | Photography | Photoshop
Founder and CEO @Blauvent
2009 - Present (4 years)
As freelancer I had performed consulting projects for clients as Famosa and Aiju. Besides that in 2009 I took the adventure of selfproducing, builiding my own company; Blauvent, and developing a sustainable product and process.
Fashion Designer | Freelancer @Tijar
2012 -Present (1 year)
Designing and coordinating the collections.
Journalist | Freelancer @Textiles Para El Hogar
2010 - 2012 (2 year and 11 months)
Textile Trade Fair Reports: Intertextile Shanghai HomeTextile | HKTDC Hong Kong
Consultant | Freelancer @AIJU Centro Tecnológico Del Juguete
2008 - 2009 (1 year)
Market Research: nursery, childrenswear and toys.
Consultant | Freelancer @Famosa
2006 - 2009 (3 years and 5 months)
Design | Trends Setter | Concept Development.
Creative Director @Domus Arfama World Wide
2004 - 2005 (1 year and 8 months)
Coordinator of a spanish apparel new brand, produced in China.
2002 - 2004 (1 year and 9 months)
Designer @Salomon Sports
2002 (8 months)
Clothing Designer at research department.
Designer @K de Kan
1999 - 2000 (8 months)
HONORS AND AWARDS
INJUVE 2007, SPAIN
Graphic Design Award
PREMIOS DIPUTACIÓN DE ALICANTE, SPAIN
Fashion Design Award
Finalist. Menswear Collection.
Accessories Design Award
MODA GIOVANE STILISTI, ITALY
First Prize. Bags Collection.
Fashion Design Award
DOMUS ACADEMY, ITALY
Second Prize. Menswear and Accessories Collection.
Textile Design Award
MURCIA JOVEN, SPAIN
Second Prize. Menswear Collection.
October 2009 - Present
www.blauvent.com | An eclectic collection of limited editions. Backpacks and wallets from recycled paragliders.
Each product is unique, made from a different piece of the wing.
Blauvent by Carmesine is a spanish based company with a wide variety of products. The name of the brand originates in Catalan, BLAUVENT is ‘’blue wind’’. BLAUVENT has been launched in October 2009.
All products are individually hand made with great care in Spain at Blauvent’s small scale production facility.
We distribute through our own website www.blauvent.com and at Guggenheim museum shop, Bilbao, and at some shops in Switzerland.
-Español (Native or bilingual proficiency)
-Catalan (Native or bilingual proficiency)
-English (Professional working profiency)
-French (Professional working profiency)
-Italian (Professional working profiency)
Domus Academy, Milan, Italy
2000 - 2001
Master's Degree. Fashion and Communication
EASD Alcoi, Spain
1997 - 2000
Degree in Fashion, Apparel and Textile Design
Photoshop | Illustrator | InDesign
Paragliding | Hiking | Climbing
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