what more could you need?
Last weekend Tim and I went to the Flamenco fashion show held in Jerez’s famous Gonzalez Byass bodega. We were invited guests, brought along to take pictures or blog about the event; we had the freedom to attend one, or as many of the shows as we wanted (assuming we asked ahead of time and gave them notice). I went to two on Saturday (the 8 & 9pm) and Tim went to three. The shows showcased local designers:
The dresses, a mixture of traditional and modern are primarily designed to be worn during the Feria (the week long celebration in May of dancing, singing and drinking: you can find out more about it here Feria Blog Post), but some could have also been worn during the weekend. Each show was accompanied by live Flamenco, the 8pm show by a singer and a guitarists and the 9pm show by two guitarists. Nothing else could have embodied the spirit of Jerez more than what we experienced during those two hours.
The photos below are the ones I took: