By Sequoia Sierra
REGINA Fashion & Style Editor
Spain’s history is one of glory, conquest and decadence, juxtaposed with the asceticism of intense spirituality such as found in the beautiful processions of Spain’s Santa Semana (‘Holy Week’).
TRADITION OF SPAIN: From the beauty of Flamenco, and the crazed excitement of the bull fights and bull runs, to the extreme penance and austerity found in the Carmelite order, Spain has it all.
CULTURE SHAPES STYLE, and Spain is no exception. Spaniards are a very well-dressed people — as is much of Europe — but Spain’s inimitable style is quickly asserting itself internationally. The country’s designers are in the limelight of fashion more than ever before.
THE SPANISH COMPANY ZARA is a super-successful retailer with both an online and street presence in virtually all of the world’s major retail locations.
INTERESTINGLY, ZARA’S CLOTHES demonstrate a great deal of that beautiful juxtaposition found in Spain’s history: decadence vs. austerity. With their rich textiles and prints yet simple designs, Zara is nearly every fashionista’s major obsession.