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Show RCA 2019

Tíscar Espadas

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Major project:

On first glance the pomegranate appears to be round and rigid like it´s skin, but hiding inside are a thousand red fruits, intense and delicate. This is the pomegranate´s true meaning and not that which its appearance would initially suggest.

In CAPITULO 1, like within a novel, the characters are shown to us as the stories and personalities are constructed, bringing us closer to the original concept of identity. Our image identifies us, both revealing and hiding ourselves in equal parts. It encompasses us in a certain group, it aligns us as belonging to a certain society or culture and at the same  time it makes us feel unique as individuals. 

The versatility of the garments and pieces, their multiple functions and compositions and the possibility of combination, enlargement and reduction, generates diverse (almost sculptural) forms, that give the bearer the ability to create their own armour of identity.


  • p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #454545} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #454545; min-height: 14.0px}

    Tíscar Espadas is a designer and illustrator from Spain. Her practice centers around the idea of a multidisciplinary approach to develop an unique language, translating 2d drawings into 3d volumes. 

    Her work delves into the construction of stories, personalities, uniforms and “shells” that allow people to hide or show their individuality- as an exploration of ourselves and the world we live in.

    Garments are assembled, combined, conformed and deformed to build the character depending on the situation. 

    The clothes are the logbook of an intense and complex work process. it is rooted in craft pro-cesses, which incorporate both, the focus on detail -and what is accidentally found along the way - like strokes with pen that don't have a way back.

    Although her main medium is clothing, she uses different creatives languages- as installations, video, painting…- to built a complete story.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Fashion, Istituto Europeo di Design, Madrid, 2015
  • Funding

  • Kaihara Demin Sponsorship 2019, Burberry Schoolarship
  • Sponsors

  • Denim Kaihara Sponsorship 2019; ENDRIME; Burberry Scholarship; YKK
  • Collaborators

  • Vivianne H Lake, hat maker; Diego Calvo, graphic designer; Andrew Hart, sound; Jessica Brancato, installation; Loic Grovety Vega, video; Clara Giaminardi, photography; Alex Cascallana, photography
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