Designer Ulises Mérida
“IT’S NOT WHAT YOU TAKE, IT’S WHAT IT SAYS OF YOU”
Ulises Mérida, Diploma in Fashion Design at the “Center for Fashion Design of Madrid” (Polytechnic University of Madrid) and master’s degree at the “Instituto Europeo di Design” (Milan). He has completed his training in Modeling Techniques (Madrid), Footwear Design (Madrid) and Fur Design (Copenhagen).
The designer presented, under his signature, his first solo collection on the Seagram’s Gin MFSHOW calendar in February 2013. His work was recognized by experts and he won the Seagram’s Gin MFSHOW 2013 contest. Later, he presented the INLIQUID collection Spring-Summer 2014 at the Museum of Costume.
Its ORGANIA Autumn-Winter 2014 collection was the first exhibition inaugurated by the “La Cúpula Project” of the Costume Museum, coinciding with its X Anniversary. The exhibition was in the museum from April 2 to 20, 2014, curated by Esperanza García Claver. In February 2015, he presented the MORPHEO Fall / Winter 2015-16 collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid.
Developing his own collections since February 2013, he has been recently named Ambassador of the brand Castilla la Mancha and it has been in this last MBFWM where he has left everyone speechless with the VALS collection.
The mules Ulises, the new and exclusive shoes of Ulises Mérida and Ana Marttin
The meticulousness and attention to detail are present in each creation of Ulises Mérida. Their collections are a whole in which the main garments are as important as the accessories. For this reason, the designer has entrusted the footwear of Vals to the firm Ana Marttin, which has made an original design of Ulises Mérida come true: some mules that condense the free, feminine and evocative spirit of the collection, and which will be available in a limited edition
The designer has borrowed one of the classic models of the firm, the Minori shoes, to devise a new silhouette of marked lines and firm bearing on them. Unzipped, finished in tip and with an elegant trapezoidal closure that holds the foot from the instep. One of the most striking elements of mule Ulysses is its architectural heel, painted to the skin tone according to the design.
Made of leather and suede leather, they are the fruit of a laborious work process, as explained by Ana Martínez, designer of the firm. “The first thing we do is the sketch, the modeler is taken to make the patterns of all the pieces and we do the cutting. Once the best skins have been selected by our artisans, they are taken to the cutter, and finally they are assembled “.
In each step, only noble materials are used. In this case, the skin and suede leather has been chosen, combined with a goatskin lining and leather sole. Elements that appear in different color combinations, marked by the basic color chart of the collection: blue ink, cyclamen, dry green, crude and dark earth.
The collaboration will be available in a limited edition that will go on sale in the middle of next April.