Last 7, 8, 9 of July, SantaMonica was representing at The Brandery, a fashion trade-show that took place in Barcelona and that aims to partially fill up the void that the Bread & Butter left behind.
The Brandery was a very interesting experience for us, a way to show what we do to a broader range of people and to realize that no matter how small we are as a brand, we are out there, for real, and that’s already a payoff for all the effort that a graphic designer and an architect have put in making this idea into something real.
SantaMonica was also mentioned and shown on TV as an example of the emerging brands in Barcelona and its stand was also chosen to represent the emerging micro brands during the President’s official visit to our pavilion. We asked him for some more support to small brands like ourselves and we encouraged him to make the next The Brandery even bigger and if possible to make some more noise about it. Let’s hope our words made it through the smiley face.
We also met great people visiting the trade-show and were really fortunate to have very nice and kind “colleagues” in our pavilion such as the guys of La Segunda Planta from Elche and the girls of La Carola from Madrid with their awesome purses.
Until next time…
Here’s a layout we have designed for the record that will stand as a promo item to celebrate SantaMonica’s first year as an Apparel brand. The record is called AGVA .01 (Arkitempura Grotesk Various Artists) and will carry an insert with some blanks to fill up. This coupon will be redeemed at our boutiques and you will get a Limited Edition and exclusively designed Poker Play Cards Set to play some hands while you listen to the electronic downtempo nujazz tunes that we are currently putting together. We have also designed the Promo Poster for the Record that those who live in Barcelona will hopefully be able to see around pretty soon and an also Limited Edition silk-printed promo t-shirts that will be available in the SantaMonica‘s website.
We made it. After a big effort and lots of looking around for the right spot, we opened up two stores and we would love to see you there if you ever come to the Born District in Barcelona, or to a small lovely village on the north coast of Catalunya called Cadaqués, where Dalí lived with so much lust and creativity.
The Limited Edition t-shirts and the rest of the SantaMonica collection can also be purchased in our online store. Check them out at www.santamonicabcn.com and click on the Stores button to see where we are.