BB

“THE BB UNIVERSE WAS CONCEIVED FROM ONE OF MY CHILDHOOD FANTASIES. SITTING ON MY GRANDMOTHER’S SOFA, I WAS FASCINATED WITH THE OLD BLACK AND WHITE FAMILY PHOTOS OF MARVELLOUS WOMEN WEARING IMPECCABLE DRESSES. ONE DAY, I DECIDED TO TRY TO RECREATE THAT MAGIC BY BUILDING MY OWN LITTLE HAVEN AWAY FROM THE WORLD: MY WORKSHOP” -BELÉN BARBERO-

AFTER HAVING LIVED IN CITIES SUCH AS NY, MEXICO AND LONDON, BELÉN DECIDED TO LEAVE BEHIND HER CAREER AS AN ECONOMIST AND PURSUE HER DREAM. SHE STUDIED FASHION DESIGN AT THE ITALIAN ISTITUTO EUROPEO DI DESIGN WHERE SHE RECEIVED THE PRIZE FOR BEST COLLECTION AWARDED BY BURBERRY. BEFORE OPENING HER STUDIO, SHE WORKED AT DON ALGODÓN AND MIGUEL PALACIO. SHE OPENED THE DOORS TO HER ATELIER IN MADRID IN 2006 AND PRESENTED HER COLLECTIONS IN CIBELES, MADRID FASHION WEEK. HER AWARDS INCLUDE THE “NEXT GENERATION” INTERNATIONAL PRIZE AND HER APPEARANCE AS A TREND CREATOR ON WGSN. IN NOVEMBER 2014, BELÉN INAUGURATED HER NEW STUDIO ON CALLE ALMIRANTE 9, WHERE SHE STORES HER COLLECTIONS, A PRIVATE SPACE FOR HER BESPOKE TAILORING CUSTOMERS AND THE WORKSHOP. SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN 2006, THE SUPPORT AND ACCEPTANCE OF BOTH THE PRINT AND ONLINE MEDIA HAS BEEN EXCEPTIONAL, WHICH COMBINED WITH A STRONG BRAND IDENTITY, HAS MADE BC A BENCHMARK IN THE INDUSTRY.