Saló del Tron, Palau de Pedralbes


13th July at 12:30h

Activity description:

December 1965. Miguel Adrover is born in the tiny village of Clonge on the island of Majorca, Spain. He leaves school at the age of 12 and goes to work in the country side on his family’s almond farm. In 1991 Miguel visits New York for the first time and soon decides to stay. 1995: he teams up with Douglas Hobs a Native American tailor. Together they launch a clothing line called Dugg. In the same year they open a store in the East Village named Horn. Horn becomes a venue for new and experimental designers such as Alexander McQueen, Bernadette Corporation and Bless, among others. In the Summer of 1999 Adrover shows his first collection “Manaus-Chiapas-NYC” at a Latin theater in New York’s Lower Eastside. Fall 2000: Miguel’s second show “Midtown” draws the likes of Ana Wintour, chief editor of American Vogue Magazine, and Cathy Horn, fashion journalist for the New York Times.

In May 2000 Miguel signs a partnership deal with the fashion conglomerate Pegasus Apparel Group. His line becomes a producible retail reality, and is being sold in stores around the world. Miguel is presented for the CFDA Perry Ellis Award for the best designer of the year on June 15th, 2000. In October that same year the Vogue fashion award nominates Miguel as best avant-garde designer of the year. February 2001: Miguel shows his fourth collection “Meeteast”, an Egyptian-inspired presentation. In September 2001 Miguel presents his fifth collection entitled “Utopia”. The partnership with Pegasus Apparel is dissoluted in October 2001 due to the world climax after September 11th. With the help of his unconditional team and little sponsors Miguel presents his next collection in September 2002: “Citizen of the World”. In September 2003 Miguel presents his first annual collection entitled “the Surrealreal World” in which he tries to show the unbalance between social classes. Adrover presents his eighth collection in September 2004 under the name “The Americans”, a second annual presentation. December 2004: M. Androver decides to move from N.Y to Majorca.

In 2007 he signs up with the German eco-organic textile company Hess-Natur. In September of the following year he presents “Hidden in Nature”. In February 2012 he presents “Out of My Mind”, his latest collection at the NY Fashion Week. Miguel’s most iconic pieces have been shown or are part of the archives of museums such as the Victoria and Albert in London, the Metropolitan M. of New York, the Bellevue Art Museum of Washington or the Reina Sofia in Madrid, among others.

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