Gender-bending decadence defines Alejandro Gómez Palomo’s fast-emerging label
“Aesthetically and sexually, I have never felt that there should be clear distinctions between masculinity and femininity.” For Alejandro Gómez Palomo, the designer behind Palomo Spain, gender is ancient history. Whimsical power suits, 17th century-inspired trousers, and necklines tickled with pink marabou trim: the clothes are a fearless testament to change. “People need to be brave, not close-minded and limited,” he says.
Palomo graduated from London College of Fashion in 2015 and founded his label shortly after, finding himself in the middle of a cultural shift for menswear. For Palomo Spain, it is about connection, passion and beauty – not gender.
Over the last few months, the Madrid-based brand has stirred the interest of pop culture and industry experts alike – it made its debut at New York Fashion Week: Men’s, and is the only Spanish label to secure a spot on the shortlist for the prestigious 2017 LVMH Prize. Palomo says he will continue to make his homeland proud: “I believe in the potential of what we do at Palomo Spain. I love my country and I want to make it here.”