Ángel Schlesser has been awarded the National Fashion Design Award for 2022, at the proposal of the jury meeting this Monday. The award, which is granted each year by the Ministry of Culture and Sport, is endowed with 30,000 euros.
The jury recognized Schlesser for "the complete artistic and entrepreneurial career of a Spanish creator who consolidated a certain aesthetic to make it internationally recognizable, with pure and innovative lines."
In addition, the jury has pointed out that "her work describes attention to professional and contemporary women, which is an example for the young generations of designers."
The National Fashion Design Award rewards the meritorious work of the winner through a work that, in this creative field, has been made public during 2021 or, in duly motivated cases, a complete professional career over time.
Ángel Fernández Ovejero was born in Santander in 1957 and in 1983 he created his firm, Ángel Schlesser, together with Juan Rufete. The company, with a jewelry and perfume line as well as fashion, was sold in 2016 and the creator disassociated himself from it. Since then he has been focused on decoration and furniture design.
The jury for the national award was chaired by Adriana Moscoso del Prado Hernández, General Director of Cultural Industries, Intellectual Property and Cooperation; and Carlo Penna Gómez, deputy director general for the Promotion of Cultural Industries, acted as vice president. Helena López de Hierro D'Aubarede, director of the Costume Museum, Ethnological Heritage Research Center (Cipe), acted as members.
Antonio Alvarado Almarcha, 2021 National Fashion Design Award; Natalia Bengoechea Navarrete, trend specialist and artistic director of Madrid Es Moda; Héctor Jareño Amieva, designer and specialist curator; María José Soler Cera, journalist and writer specializing in fashion, Andrés Aberasturi Páez, designer, businessman and fashion specialist; and Maria Ángeles López Fernández Cao, a specialist in fashion and research from a gender perspective.