Designer Antonio Miró, a reference in Spanish fashion, has died at the age of 74

The Catalan designer Antonio Miroa reference in Spanish fashion, died at the age of 74, after several decades of career in which he shared his creations of Barcelona to the major international catwalks.

“May the earth be light for him,” the Spanish Minister of Culture wrote this Thursday, Miquel Icetaon his personal Twitter account.

Miró – born in 1947 in Sabadell, near Barcelona – died of a heart attack, according to several local media reports.

The son of a tailor, the innovative Catalan creator, opened his first store in Barcelona in the late 1960s, when he was barely 20 years old. Its original designs soon differed from the ordinary fashion of the time and in 1976 he succeeded in creating his own brand with which he would later parade on catwalks such as e.g. Paris, New york The Such.

Closely linked to the image of Barcelona, ​​and with marked Mediterranean influences in its designs, Antonio Miro was responsible for the creation of the uniforms of the ceremonies of the Barcelona Olympics“92, one of the firm’s milestones. He also designed garments for the regional police and for other large companies.

“Grieving over the death of Toni Miró, one of the great references of Catalan fashion,” the president of the Catalan regional government, Pere Aragonès, wrote on Twitter in his message of condolences.

“A Barcelona man at heart, creative, groundbreaking, who inspires many generations and the Barcelona brand, in a way of doing and dressing”, he reminded himself by his side Jaume Collboni, first deputy mayor of the city. “Without his legacy, you can not talk about fashion in Barcelona,” he added.

Miró has been a regular on the catwalks of Madrid and Barcelona for many years and was awarded the national fashion award in 1987. Christopher Balenciaga and with the Gold Medal for Fine Arts in 2002, among other recognitions.

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