LEIRE SANTILLAN

HAUTE COUTURE STORIES

 

LEIRE WAS BORN IN URRETXU, IN THE INTERIOR OF THE PROVINCE OF GIPUZKOA.SHE GREW UP IN A VERY NATURAL ENVIROMENT WHERE TEXTILES AND NEEDLES KEPT HER FAMILY CLOSELY UNITED IN DRESSMAKING.

BY HER MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER TEACHINGS SHE TOOK HER FIRST POINTS AND DISCOVERED THE DISTINCT TECHNIQUES AND SECRETS OF THE PROFESSION.

 

SHE GRADUATED IN FASHION DESIGN AT SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY AND CONTINUED HER POST GRADUATE IN THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART IN LONDON.

 

AFTER SHE WORKED AS A DESIGNER WITH AMAYA ARZUAGA AND COLABORATED BETWEEN OTHER EVENTS IN THE LONDON FASHION WEEK.

 

IN THE YEAR 2000 SHE OPENED HER SHOP AND WORKSHOP UR IN URRETXU.

 

A NEW STAGE BEGAN WHERE LEIRE CONTINUED DESIGNING AND CULTIVATING HER PERSONAL INTEREST IN ART, DRESSMAKING, FASHION DESIGN AND MUSIC.

 

THESE CONCERNS AND PASSIONS ARE REFLECTED IN ALL AND EVERY ONE OF HER PIECES.

THOUGHOUT HER TRAJETORY HER COLLECTIONS HAVE BEEN ON VARIOUS CATWALKS AND EXHIBITIONS: G.D.M. DONOSTI FASHION FESTIVAL, S.I.M.M. IN MADRID AND BARCELONA.

 

IN 2016 SHE OPENED HER STUDIO ALDAKOENEA 60 IN DONOSTIA-SAN SEBASTIAN.

 

IN HER WEDDING DRESSES LEIRE´S ROMANTIC INSTINCT EMERGES WITH GREATER INTENSITY. IN THOSE DRESSES THE ENCHANTING EXQUISITE CONFECTION AND QUALITY TEXTURES STAND OUT.

 

LEIRE LAUNCHES DISTINCT CAPSULE COLLECTIONS AND ALSO PRODUCES PERSONALIZED HAUTE COUTURE DESIGNS MADE TO MEASURE.

 

LEIRE SANTILLAN´S PIECES TELL A STORY, YOU ONLY HAVE TO LISTEN TO IT... 

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Labeaga, 37,

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Aldakoenea, 60.

Donostia (Gipuzkoa)

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