WELCOME TO MY FABACADEMY JOURNEY
I am Emma Picanyol a fashion designer officially specialized in pattern-maker. An eager person, passionate about the world of creativity, experimentation, and research. Always looking for new challenges and ideas to develop!
I am from a little village near Barcelona, an area surrounded by nature, where the wind, the cows, and the birds sound in the same endless melody.
During a subject of the master’s degree I met Anastasia Pistofidou, she show us all the different fabrics, bioplastics, possibilities with the 3d printer and all the new technics that they were working at the Fablab. That day, I realized I have an immense gap that I need to know more about it. Somehow, I will continue my career doing the Fabricademy course.
At that time, I defend myself by creating garments and structures with the traditional technics, sewing, and pattern, as our grandmother do, but new ideas were coming to mind, and with my knowledge at that time, I will never be capable to get them. Also, the idea to have the competencies to make my fabrics sustainably and not need to depend on any enterprise, it’s just awesome! Create at any moment, on demand, in an ethical way, where I could combine traditional and new technology. What more can I ask?
Moreover, the fashion industry needs a change in all aspects. Sometimes it seems that we are just copying the past trend. But it’s not everything created. The new technology facilitates construct with new materials and shapes and the most important thing, more sustainability. The fashion and the technology industries must be all one, like Iris Van Harpen does.
That’s my new challenge!
Below, you will find some projects I have been working on during my studies and work experiences.
Final project degree¶
From September 2014 to July 2018, I initiated my professional career with the BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN FASHION DESIGN at LCI Barcelona school.
The collection COME ALIVE finds its origin in the concept: “providing life with new life” in a rural world, away from massified crowds. Where things and organisms don’t perish, they transform into circumstances. The looks are created by transforming raw materials into the most beautiful craftsmanship. The almost forgotten artistry in Catalonia less than a century ago such as hats called “barrets de cop” made with stalk, wooden clogs, the use of wickery, handmade floral embroidery, or the use of natural dyes as Curcuma, have been recovered for this collection.
Accessory & footwear master¶
Since October of 2018 to July of 2019 I start the MASTER’S DEGREE of accessory and footwear in LCI Barcelona. Since starting the fashion degree, I have been curious about the leather industry and the different technics and machines required to prototype your designs versus the fashion garments. I always need to know more about it!
The Bound accessory collection is the fusion of minimalism and functionalism to achieve a bag adaptable to different occasions for an active and constant life-changing, inspired in a rural area. The bags are created with primary materials such as wicker and leather, directly related to the crafts-works. Shapes as an old milk vase, a basket and the tailor technic unify with the functionality during the Second World War, where infantry was wearing different bags crossed one above the other.
- BRAINSTORMING: Nature, organic, irregular, superimpose, repetition, craftsmanship, rebirth, evolution, growth, usual/unusual, pure/impure...
Olvidó the women’s footwear collection SS20.
Interrupted life. Chaos thoughts. Alteration and loss of memories. A collection inspired by Alzheimer which people who suffer from this illness have difficulty, an alteration and progressive memory loss where the time and the space are altered.
Working in Dominnico¶
From February 2019 to August 2022, I have been working in a young fashion brand called Dominnico as a pattern-maker and creative director assistant.
During these years of hard work with the Dominnico team, we get some distinctions:
- 10-2021 Winners of Vogue Who’s On Next Spain
- 10-2020 Finalists in Vogue Who’s On Next Spain simultaneously with Ynésuelves and Mans
- 07-2019 Winners in Mercedes Benz Fashion Talent in Samsung EGO at the MBFWM with the “Harajuku Kids” collection
Uhura collection Spring/Summer 2021.
Idolatría collection Fall/Winter 2020/21.
It was a frenetic life style carrying out the brand. But also living an unforgettable movie!
Thank you for reading this far!