Miriam Ponsa comes from a family with an old textile tradition that goes back to the early nineteenth century. Her collections are imbued with the industrial spirit of that old tradition
Miriam Ponsa’s workshop occupies the premises of the old Francesc Ponsa factory. “The atmosphere you breathe in this place has something magical”, she affirms. From this ‘sanctuary’, the designer carries out constant research, without which fashion cannot be understood. For this reason her job is ‘work in progress’. The research she carries out is completely free, based on her own experience and all that surrounds her.
The project began in the year 2000 with the restoration of the old family factory, neglected for 5 years. “The factory reminds me of my childhood, the stage of acquiring interests and forming personality”, Miriam Ponsa remembers. A decade later, her creations have been paraded on catwalks and in shows throughout the country, combinations of the latest techniques (such as dripping and marbling applied to latex) with reminiscences of older skills (craft techniques like basketry, upholstery and fabrics woven on a handloom). But, today, the Miriam Ponsa brand is much more than the creativity of an independent designer. It is a whole team of people working with the same aims and, thanks to its harmony, helping to create this world of such personal and genuine evocations.
On the tenth anniversary of the firm, the fashion show 080 Barcelona Fashion awarded Miriam Ponsa the prize for best Autumn/Winter collection 2010-2011 for women. This award added to the prize the designer received in December 2007, the “Barcelona és Moda” award for best up-and-coming company. Miriam Ponsa’s work was awarded once again by he jury of the 080 the prize for the best collection autumn-winter 2013-2014 and for the best collection spring-summer 2015.
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