Fashion designer and WORTH second call winner Leandro Cano presented his new collection ‘OFRENDA’ on September 30th at the Spanish Embassy in Paris. In collaboration with 8 artisans from Spain, he presented his collection of 8 spectacular bodies using varying artisanal techniques on each piece. Craftmanship is important to Leandro, he considers it as the purest representation of wisdom, loneliness, ‘savoir faire’ and knowledge.
It is for this very reason that with this collection on he wanted to give visibility and place these master craftsmen in the front row, many of whom have accompanied him since the beginning of his career. His work represents a clear statement of intent and not to mention a call to the world for the need for conservation and dissemination of part of what he considers Spanish Heritage.
For Leandro, craftsmanship is the purest representation of wisdom, loneliness, ‘savoir faire’ and knowledge. That is why, with this collection, he wanted to give visibility and place these master craftsmen in the front row, many of whom have accompanied him since the beginning of his career. Visibility at their hands, as some even bleed when handling materials such as esparto, and of course, to their knowledge. Leandro states “It is a clear statement of intent and a call to the world of the impetuous need for conservation and dissemination of part of what I consider Spanish Heritage.”
“I feel restlessness when I look towards the world. It seems incredible that human can travel the world in less than 24 hours, or we can dress the same in Hong Kong and Madrid and at the same time people still die of hunger in the world, or there are still countries with wars. Every day I am more convinced that the human being is destroying the world. We messed up, we depleted resources that were given to us for free. Let us not think of humans so different and superior to the rest of nature. We are born, we grow, we wither and we die … like everything alive in the world. I do not have money to provide a great help, nor influences to make great pressure. But I can offer you a slightly more beautiful world.”
Leandro’s participation in the second call projects and the event itself has had an especially huge impact on social media, as he continues to ‘offer us a slightly more beautiful world.
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