David Catalán

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Alfaro, La Rioja, Spain
Known forFashion Designing

David Catalán is a Spanish fashion designer, born on September 28, 1989, in Alfaro, La Rioja, Spain.[1] He is known for his work in menswear and is based in Oporto, Portugal.

Early Life and Education

David Catalán studied interior design at the School of Arts in Corella, La Rioja, Spain. He received his degree in Interior Design before pursuing further education in fashion and clothing design.[2] His academic journey included studies at the School of Design of La Rioja - University of La Rioja in Logroño, Spain, and the Superior School of Arts and Design in Matosinhos, Oporto (ESAD). During his studies, he worked under the guidance of fashion designer Maria Gambina.[2]


In 2013, Catalán founded his own fashion brand.[3] He first gained recognition in the fashion industry when he won the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Talent Award at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid[4] This award marked the beginning of his professional career in fashion design.

Catalán's design style is characterized by sporty silhouettes[3] and the use of materials like denim. He is noted for his commitment to local production and craftsmanship, with all his creations being made in Portugal.[3] His work has been showcased at various fashion events, including Portugal Fashion,[5] ModaLisboa - Lisbon Fashion Week,[6] and Milan Fashion Week[7]

Throughout his career, Catalán has been involved in various collaborative projects in the fashion industry. He participated in The Future of Fashion Program, a joint initiative by Not Just a Label and the Who's Next trade show.[8]Additionally, his designs were featured in The Latest Fashion Buzz at Pitti Uomo 91, an event supported by Mini and covered by L'Uomo Vogue and GQ Italy[8]

In 2023, Catalán was invited to design staff uniforms for the Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel.[9] The collection, named "Ushuaïa by Mercedes-Benz Fashion Talent David Catalán," integrates practical elements maintaining a focus on sustainability.[9]

Runways and Showrooms

Catalán's work has been featured in various international fashion events, including but not limited to:

  • Madrid Fashion Week[4]
  • ModaLisboa SS15 - Lisbon Fashion Week[6]
  • Altaroma - Rome Fashion Week[10]
  • Portugal Fashion Week[11]
  • Tranoï Event, Paris Fashion Week[12]

Awards and Recognition

David Catalán has received several awards in the fashion industry, including:

  • Mercedes-Benz Fashion Talent,[13]
  • Mediterranean Fashion Prize[2]


  1. "Un diseñador riojano optará a un premio en la Semana de la Moda MBFWMadrid". Rioja2.com (in español). 2022-02-17. Retrieved 2023-11-16.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Martins, Marco (2019-02-05). "Estilista David Catalán no Portugal Fashion". LusoJornal (in português). Retrieved 2023-11-11.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Shurvell, Joanne. "Thirteen Brands To Watch From Madrid Fashion Week Summer 2019". Forbes. Retrieved 2023-11-11.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "David Catalán gana el premio al mejor diseño emergente en la Pasarela EGO". La Vanguardia (in español). 2014-09-17. Retrieved 2023-11-11.
  5. "A "ACADEMY" de David Catalán revisita Ibiza no Portugal Fashion" (in português). Retrieved 2023-11-11.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Magazine, Fashion Studio. "LISBON FASHION WEEK AW 2015". Retrieved 2023-12-05.
  7. Freitas, Inês Duarte de (2022-01-19). "Moda portuguesa regressa a Milão com os uniformes de David Catalán e a festa de Miguel Vieira". PÚBLICO (in português). Retrieved 2023-11-11.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "David Catalan". www.pap-magazine.com. Retrieved 2023-11-16.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Así son los uniformes del Hotel Ushuaïa Ibiza diseñados por el riojano David Catalán". Rioja2.com (in español). 2023-03-21. Retrieved 2023-11-11.
  10. "Nycole, David Catalán e Inês Torcato para mostrar que Roma pode ser conquistada num dia". Jornal Expresso (in português). Retrieved 2023-11-16.
  11. "Miguel Vieira e David Catalán apresentaram as coleções na Semana da Moda de Milão". NiT (in português). Retrieved 2023-11-13.
  12. Álvares, Germano (2022-05-20). "Tranoï & Portugal fashion expect exclusive support for young Portuguese designers". Leiria Económica. Retrieved 2023-11-16.
  13. Muñoz(@Munoz_Rafa), Rafael (2019-06-20). "David Catalán, el riojano que conquista Milán". RTVE.es (in español). Retrieved 2023-11-11.

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