As two designers - is there a specific role that each assumes in the design of the collection?
I would not say that we have a specific role. Although Juan Carlos focuses more on the business side and Antonio on the creative side, we work together all along the process of creating the collection and distributing it.
We are very lucky because we always succeed in working in synergy and making all decisions together.
What are the favourite pieces in your 'Soul' collection.
Our FW16/17 collection “Soul” celebrates the 70s. It isinspired by the iconic women who left a mark in history because of their style and the way they lived and personalised fashion such as Blanca Jagger, Catherine De Neuve, Lauren Hutton… We are very happy with the collection in general but if we had to choose few pieces, this would probably be the short dresses with wide cleavage. Also the long dresses, very classy and red carpet; they fit perfectly and move beautifully…
What are the favourite pieces in your 2nd Lab collection.
2nd LAB is a relatively new project. We have decided in 2015 to produce four collections per year, including Resort and Pre-fall, and that this would be presented under a second line called 2nd Lab by The 2nd Skin Co.
The concept of 2nd Lab by The 2nd Skin Co. is different from the main line, it is easy to wear and suitable for a very classy day look as well as a classy but casual evening look. Age target is broad, same as we aim for main FW and SS collections.
Within the first two collections that we have launched under this concept, we would highlight the Pre-fall if we had to. We are very happy with it.
Where would you recommend someone to go for dinner in Madrid?
Madrid has beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces where to dine..probably La Parra (www.laparrarestaurante.com/)during winter time and Bosque de Lobos(http://www.encompaniadelobos.com/bosco-de-lobos/) during summer..