Sergio Pastor and Ismael Alcaina form one of most interesting and promising duos on the
Spanish fashion scene. ey are one of those creative unions that, without much hullaba-
loo, is not only making an international name for itself due to the designers’ hard work
and quality creations, but is also contributing to the reinvention of a masculine aesthetic
e Spastor man suggests a frontier, extremely alluring masculinity, a somewhat androgy-
nous identity with a slightly melancholic, occasionally sinister air that gives rise to the
ﬁ gure of a distinguished yet rather disturbing male: a kind of dandy out of an Edgar Allen
Poe tale that situates himself between the darkness and the light in the desperate search for
beauty. A radical proposal in which sensitivity does not imply eﬀ eminateness or weakness,
nor does it require any explication whatsoever regarding sexual orientation.
e Spastor label was born in 1995, and the following year the design duo presented its
collection on the Pasarela Gaudí fashion runway in Barcelona. Since then, these two de-
signers have been working nonstop. In Spain in 2001, they were awarded the L’Oréal prize
for the best collection. Beyond their national borders, they have presented their pret-a-
porter collections at the Galerie Gilles Peyroulet & Cie, in 2003, and the Espace Hexamo
in París, in 2004, as well as at Paris Men’s Fashion Week in January 2005. Currently, the
focus of their work lies beyond native frontiers in the search for wider vistas that will allow
them to continue growing in the manner they wish. e success they have had with singers
such as Marilyn Manson, who wore one of their suits to his wedding with Dita Von Teese,
Patrick Wolf and Rammstein attest to the fact that they are on the right track.
Photography by Daniel Riera
Collection “From Behind” (Spring/
Summer 2007), presented at Paris
Menswear Fashion Week and Cibeles
Madrid Fashion Week, in which
the color black, the highest quality
material, details in red, balls, crystal
buttons, and silk linings abound.
Photography by Biel Sol
Photography by Biel Sol
- What inspires you?
As Felipe Salgado said, our collections are a fragmentary yet consistent reﬂ ection of our personality—of our tastes,
myths, phobias—presented as an indeterminate and relative truth.
- What is your dream as designers?
To continue enjoying our work.
- What has been the most important achievement in your career?
Learning what we want and, more importantly, what we don’t want.
- How important are trends?
For what we do, they’re insigniﬁ cant.
- Fashion has always reﬂ ected a certain era. What does fashion reﬂ ect in the twenty-ﬁ rst century?
e time of revisions, mythiﬁ cations and globalized individualizations.
- What book would you recommend to every fashion designer?
One that we keep on our nightstand: The Foolish Children, by Ana María Matute.
Méndez Núñez, 1, 2º, 2ª
Photography courtesy of Spastor