Spanish designer ARTURO OBEGERO presented the Spring Summer 2023 Collection, with a digital presentation, as a part of the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. The Song to the Siren Collection is a love letter Obegero’s hometown, Tapia de Casariego, in Asturias, Northern Spain. For the season, Oberego was inspired by Tapia’s beautiful sea, landscapes, and mythology as well as the work of surreal artists such as Man Ray and René Magritte. The mood of the collection is romantic, colorful and etheral.
This collection is a love letter to my beautiful hometown, Tapia de Casariego, in Asturias, Northern Spain. My town has always been an inspiration in my work, but this season, I want to pay homage to it more than ever, to show its endangered beauty to the world. Greed is dangerous, and on this occasion, it takes the form of a gold mining business putting at risk my beloved hometown, its nature, my people, and a way of life that is intrinsically connected to nature. – Arturo Oberego
A fantasy exalting the nature of my town and our mythological creatures who would wake up and fight against the greed of gold and the avarice of men. Imagine one of those fairies or mermairds swimming in an electric blue trompe l’œil gown with a see-through torso and long, effusive skirt. The white feather ensemble conjures up the Home Marín (men of the sea) and Espumeru, creatures hiding in littoral caves, as well as waves crashing against a cliff. It materialises that unique feeling of diving in the ocean and being surrounded by foam. – from Arturo Oberego