Behind María Secas we find María González a Spanish Designer born in
Canary Island and based at Barcelona where she start her career like a
Creative Director in her own firm.

Since she was a little girl, María has been in permanent contact with all
sorts of patterns, needles and threads. Her grandmother made “traditional
canary costumes” and her mother used to attend to pattern making classes
where María always went as a spectator. Despite not paying much attention,
all of these experiences left a decisive mark on María, who later on decides
that Fashion design will be her way of expression.

“Doménikas” is the name of María Secas’s first collection (the first story that
María tells to the public). Inspired by “El Greco”, this collection spurred
interest in the fashion industry. Doménikas was selected for the “Barcelona
Prêt-à-Porter 1958-2008. Medio siglo de industria y moda. Colección
textile Antoni Montpalau”, an exhibition located in the majestic Palau Robert
in Barcelona (December 2013).


The pieces of this collection were also featured in the “PopUp Expo de la 080 Barcelona FashionWeek” (July 2013) and in editorials by Veux Magazine, Vogue Italia, Glassbook

All this media attention to her first collection made María think seriously about starting up a fashion project in the near future. After two year research with the help of SECOT (As.Senior de Asesoramiento Empresarial), María’s project becomes a reality.



MaríaSecas is a Prêt-à-couture fashion firm designed for women, an
innovative way of creating and making fashion. This new creative system has
been described in many ways by the specialized press but this is our
favourite definition:

“The Prêt-à-couture is the quality and attention of Haute Couture taken to the
street. It’s a creative approach created by and for the client. People who don’t
want to dress as everyone else but they don’t want to go through innumerable test
sessions to wear a custom-made piece. Prêt-à-couture is the perfect
combination between the tradition and elitism of Haut Couture and the
conventional fashion style, the Prêt-à-porter.”

María Secas is Prêt-à-Couture, the attention to detail and
handcraftsmanship. It’s real sizes and flexible patterns for every female
body type. We take care of materials and processes with full responsibility
and attention to every tailoring detail.

Art and history are the main source of inspiration for the firm. The
melancholy of Classicism, the reinterpretation of classic concepts
throughout contemporary methods. Art as an expression, as a revolution, as
a ground-breaking statement, as a way to question the established
criteria. All this is reflected in the collections of the firm.
María Secas develops capsule collections with limited edition pieces,
small collections shaped by numbered pieces. When a customer makes an
order, a new piece is created. A new María Secas piece entirely made for
each client.

There’s no mass production in María Secas. There’s no product if there’s no
client, which allows us to be more sustainable. We produce a limited number
of pieces with every collection. Every garment comes with its corresponding
numbered certificate to guarantee the exclusivity and carefulness that
defines the firm.

María Secas designs and elaborates its creations in the centre
of Barcelona. Thanks to that, our fashion firm takes care of all the
production methods, working under high quality and sustainability

Barcelona lets the firm work at the delicate Prêt-à-Couture pace.
A city of contrasts, its continue effervescence makes it perfect to discover and learn all new creative and inspiring actions.

María Secas takes a chance on the #whomademyclothes #madeinbarcelona trends and for the textile and handcraftship reactivation of the city.
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