2013 was a big year for Spanish fashion designer Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada. In a class of her own, Spain’s flagship and creative designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada showed off her fashion work of art at the “Happy Little Girls” exhibit by The Institute of Modern Art.
Known worldwide for her artistic style and use of bright color in fashion design for women and children, it seems only natural that her artwork would be the focus for her exhibition that took place at The Valencian Institute of Modern Art.
Curated by Giuliana Parabiago, editor of Vogue Bambini, the exhibition features Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada’s work and designs, presenting her relationship with the world of childhood through a selection of pieces that communicate her world, influences, and view of life and art.
Going beyond a multidisciplinary approach, Ágatha’s concept of creation transcends the pure instrumentality of her works. The Happy Little Girls exhibition displays her creativity, constructing a personal world in which the expression of her personality becomes a way of life.
Agatha is immediately recognizable because designers merely dress you while she changes your mood. I think that none of the people who have seen one of her fashion shows remain indifferent and go away just as they came, without letting themselves be carried away by the enthusiasm and the powerful, irresistible creative energy expressed by each of her garments and each of her accessories, including the ones that are seemingly most insignificant. This is where her strength lies, filling us with her sense of happiness, making us smile and transporting us to a parallel world imbued with intense colors, full of vitality and hope and animated by a profound, indomitable sense of playfulness. – Giuliana Parabiago, Vogue Bambini
Throughout her career Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada has paid special attention to childhood, revealing her concern for the difficulties children face. Ágatha remains committed to their psychological and physiological development, education and free development of their personality.
AGATHA RUIZ DE LA PRADA