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L U I S  M E R C A D E R
Creative Director

Madrid

 

 

Studied Design at IADE Escuela de Diseño (Institución Artística de Enseñanza) and at Higher School of Fashion Design in Madrid. 

 

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With only twenty-one years old, he was awarded Young Businessman Of The Year by The Young Businessmen Association (AJE).  

Luis was also awarded the prize for the Best Designer by The Spanish Furrier Federation (FEAP). 

 

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Presented his first Woman Collection in Fall/Winter 1996-1997. 

Designed the uniforms for Iberojet, an Iberia Spanish Airlines company. 

 

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In 1997 he presented his first Menswear Collection; Participated in Spanish Fashion Exhibition in Tokyo with other Spanish Designers and Brands; And signed a major distribution agreement for Asia with Hiramitsu Trading Co Ltd.

 

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Since his early career, has worked and designed costumes for TV, movies and stage actors, TV presenters, and major celebrities.

 

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In 2001 launched his Concept Store Retail, opening his first store in Madrid, followed by Barcelona, which became the brand's flagship store.

 

 

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As a designer also reached several achievements cooperated with Pulligan International, and several projects like co-branding Pierre Cardin knit and beginning a fruitful collaboration with the Spanish firm Elio Berhanyer as menswear and womenswear Creative Director.

 

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Luis Mercader represented Spain in The Fashion Week Of America in Miami Beach.

Was included as an important character in the book; Spain Under The American View by Christopher Makos-Andy Warhol; Also included along with the best designers and fashion photographers in the book Barcelona Jumps.

 


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Have always have reconciled his creative director work with the expansion of his exclusive brand Luis Mercader. 

 

 

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Over the years was recognized by the Spanish and International press, echoed in the leading fashion editorials with an extensive presence in specialized media such as Collezioni Uomo, Vogue, GQ Spain, GQ Japan, Figaro, Man, Marie Claire, or The Washington Post.

 

 

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In 2010 launches the concept Mercader2Measure service: a symbiosis between a bespoke tailoring service with an itinerant art concept event, inaugurating in Ibiza the innovative MercaderBoxProject with an intense International expansion in the following years.

 

 

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Since 2013 Luis lives between New York, São Paulo, Madrid, and Lisbon with his international project development choosing Lisbon, Portugal, for the headquarters and launching of his new exclusive and innovative bespoke and ready-to-wear businesses: LUIS MERCADER+ and MERCADER.