Victor von Schwarz presented his new collection titled “LA TRIADA” during 080 Barcelona Fashion.

For his new designs, Victor was inspired by the Asian mafia movies of the 80s and 90s, whose operations center was in the red-light districts of cities like Taipei and Hong Kong.

We had the chance to speak with Victor before he presented his collection in the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, and here’s what he told us:

La Triada. Tell us a bit about the new collection that you present at 080 Barcelona Fashion.

The triads are the mafia gangs in the cities of HK, Taipei, and some cities in China. This collection is about the mobsters and the whole world in which they moved. Nightlife, fancy wives, people from the slums who suddenly have access to a lot of money… All of this clearly brought to our ground. With bright fabrics and both masculine and feminine silhouettes.

How would you define the boy in this collection?

He is a boy who flees from norms and classic masculinity. He wears shiny sequined and silver laminated fabrics, transparencies, and satins.

Part of your success is that many celebrities wear your brand. Which ones would you say have made you most excited? Any anecdote you can tell?

The first one that made me very excited was Jolin Tsae, who is the most famous singer in C-pop. Another was obviously Rosalia who really opened many doors for me to dress other celebrities in the future. It’s funny because at that time she had less followers than me and look at her now!

How was the experience of recording the video for the presentation of the collection at MACBA?

The MACBA is a very clean and spacious place, it’s almost a giant set. Allows you to work in the way you like best without many elements limiting you.

What advice would you give to a young designer that you would have liked to receive?

Perseverance, a lot. Things don’t work out the first time, but they do.

Any special project you want to tell us about?

We are working on some costumes for a Netflix production but I can’t tell you more about it. It’s a surprise! 😉


Take a look at the collection below: