|one of loulitas transforming numbers|
In the past I´ve gone with the intention of buying presents for the near and dear, and have left with something cutesy for little old me. This time, I was there for the free nibbles and wine, but before I knew it, I was leaving with a bag stuffed with one-off original multi-use reversible items designed and made by Loulitas, the clothing label of Lourdes Bermejo. For someone who can stand shopping, the idea that you can buy an item that can be a top, a skirt and a dress, or in its very simplest incarnation is reversible, moved me into a state of ecstatic frenzy. Lourdes combines a background in sculpture, fine arts, film and video and theatrical costume, and it´s not hard to see these influences coming into fruition in her unique work.
Elsewhere in the market there were stalls selling everything from handmade jewellery, artwork, restored wooden boxes and chests, more fashion, hand bound journals and illustration, all under the minimalist one roof setting of a longtime vacant commercial premises.
The market continues throughout the weekend and includes workshops on knitting techniques, wrapping presents, basic dressmaking and natural cosmetics.
Muchmaskemarket, Friday-Saturday 11am - 21.30, Sunday 11am-20.00
Calle Arrayán 12