What inspired you to create your brand?
The need to bring back unique and handcrafted pieces to our everyday wardrobe and to help people experience and share an optimistic vibe.
Tell us about the influences behind your SS18 collection.
The spring/summer 2018 collection was inspired by a French movie from the 60s, called Pierrot le Fou. I felt attracted by the primary colours in the film, the whimsical themes and particularly the parrot Jean-Paul Belmondo carries around, which I recreated for both the embroidery and the jewellery in the collection.
What are your favourite pieces from the collection?
The A-line skirts and hand-embroidered pieces.
This season you introduced accessories to the collection; what made you decide to extend the offering?
For me, the accessories complement the clothes in a fun and interesting way. It’s also another way for me to express myself using handcrafting techniques.
Your collection features lots of incredible techniques in creating different prints and textures; how do you make decisions when it comes to which fabrics and methods to use?
We like choosing the fabrics first, and from there we find our inspiration; it can be a movie, an artist or even a song that will make the idea come to mind. Then I start creating shapes and techniques all at once. It’s a really fun and playful moment when inspiration strikes. I wish it could last forever.
Who is the Berta Cabestany women ‒ who do you have in mind when you design?
Our muse is highly individual, cultured, creative and optimistic. She has a deep love of beautiful textures, embroidery and craftsmanship. The Berta Cabestany woman is a grown-up ingénue or a rebellious spirit whose confidence and sense of playfulness carries her from day to night. Easy and flattering silhouettes mix with high-glamour embroidery in modern, eccentric, charming and ironic ways for a woman who is confident and expresses herself easily. She is interested in strong, wearable pieces that she can style in her own unique way.
What’s next for your brand?
We would love to start working on some bespoke pieces.
Your studio is based in Barcelona; what’s the best thing about the city?
The chilled, sunny, bright and positive vibe.
Where do you like to shop in Barcelona?
I love discovering old vintage pieces so I sometimes go to Els Encants Vells flea market.
What is your favourite restaurant in the city?
I love the rice from Pez Vela restaurant and I am also a big fan of the spaghetti carbonara at De Gustibus Italiae.