On March 12, 2018, Domingo Zapata, a Spanish American artist, and designer born in Palma De Mallorca, Spain, rocked LA Fashion Week at the MacArthur in Los Angeles with his 10th season anniversary titled “Freedom”.
Hundreds of people including celebrities Billy Zane, Cj Franco, Darwin Shaw, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Camila Banus and Hal Ozsan to name a few were in attendance including VIP guests who came to support and witness the amazing collection made in collaboration with famous designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada.
The crowd’s attention was captivated when Domingos opened the show by introducing Spanish Flamenco dancer Isaac De Los Reyes, from Spain who went on to perform an unbelievably beautiful cultural dance to the rhythm of percussion. The show was then kicked into full gear by Marija Shatilo, a Supermodel from Vilnius Lithuania who walked wearing his first piece inspired by “Garden of Earthly Delights” by artist Bosch.
The entire collection featured 20 pieces that were in collaboration with the famous designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, who designed exclusively for Zapata each of the garments that were later painted by him. These were converted into unique and mesmerizing pieces of art worn by the models on the runway to portray a message of optimism and peace and to raise awareness for arm/gun control. One of these outfits was created in tribute to Gabriel Cruz Ramirez, the sad and unfortunate case of the Spanish child who was news throughout the country for his disappearance. The dress spotted a painted fish since Gabriel was affectionately known as “pescaito”.
“ I thought it was a wonderful moment, in a spectacular setting to celebrate a fusion between fashion, art and music with a social conscience for a prettier and better world. The freshness, detail and fun shapes that Agatha designs are great and have been the perfect canvas to develop my vision,” said Zapata.
Although Domingo had undergone a relatively busy start to the year in addition to the creation of “Freedom” with its hopeful and positive messages, Zapata is preparing an exhibition of paintings with singer Alejandro Sanz that will be held in New York next May, as well as a short film to be exhibited at the famous main screen of Times Square in the month of April.