MARIA CLE LEAL, MERCEDES-BENZ FASHIONWEEK AMSTERDAM JULY 2015

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Maria Cle Leal is a rising fashion star in her hometown of Madrid, and now she’s also making a splash in Amsterdam. Guests in the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week tent yesterday celebrated María Clè Leal’s first show in the Netherlands, praising her brilliant offering on the last day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam. Spotted Style was one of them! Silke Hajunga from Future Faces opened the show and Felice Fleur form Elite Amsterdam closed it, wearing a beautiful dress! Other spotted models were  Sabien Reintjes, Nadine Ammeraal, Milou Koster and  Anniek Abma.

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Doutzen Kroes was spotted arriving at Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam

For her Autumn/Winter 2015 collection, Fragile, María Clè Leal presented a delicate, ephemeral and feminine collection. Focussing on the silhouette of the dress and the skirt, it played heavily with volume and proportion.  The colour palatte was almost entirely black, nude and fuchsia. Taking as her inspiration the petals of a flower, María used fabrics such as boiled wool to create large and yet flattering structures that enveloped the model’s forms.  It was minimalism meets maximalism at its best, a clear example of the influence of art on María’s designs. The collection was lauded by the guests, including Holland’s own supermodel and face of Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2016 Doutzen Kroes and her DJ husband Sunnery James amongst many others.

María Clè Leal was invited to show as the guest of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam as part of the Mercedes-Benz Designer Exchange Program, a platform to showcase and support up-and-coming talent across international borders. Offering targeted support to highly talented young fashion designers is the stated aim of Mercedes-Benz. Maria: “I am very grateful to Mercedes-Benz for this opportunity – it’s a great showcase to display my work.”

Innovative design and exceptional style-consciousness have always been features of Mercedes-Benz matched with an unparalleled success in consistently creating pioneering and iconic automobiles with such an influence on style, whose designs continue to be the epitome of sensual purity and modern luxury. 

In the world of fashion, innovative, bold and distinctive design is also a major factor if a brand and its products are to enjoy lasting success. That is why Mercedes Benz promote young and talented fashion designers who are overturning tradition to create new ideas, and offer them a superb platform for their designs in the context of the brands global dedication to fashion.Mercedes-Benz has been making its mark on the world’s major catwalks for 20 years, and currently participates in over 50 fashion events in more than 40 countries.

Pictures by TEAM PETER STIGTER

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