An international fashion reference, he had presented his collections in Paris, Tokyo and New York.

The Catalan designer Antonio Miró , a benchmark in Spanish fashion, has died at the age of 74, after several decades of career in which he took his creations from Barcelona to the main international catwalks. “May the earth be light to him,” wrote the Spanish Minister of Culture, Miquel Iceta, on his personal Twitter account when the news broke.

Antonio Miró died of a heart attack

Miró -born in 1947 in Sabadell, near Barcelona- died as a result of a heart attack , according to several local media reports.

The son of a tailor , the innovative Catalan creator opened his first store in Barcelona at the end of the 1960s, when he was barely 20 years old. His original designs soon differed from the usual fashion of the time and in 1976 he managed to create his own brand , with which he would later parade on catwalks such as Paris, New York or Tokyo.

Closely linked to the image of Barcelona, ​​and with marked Mediterranean influences in his designs, Antonio Miró was responsible for creating the uniforms for the ceremonies of the Barcelona’92 Olympic Games , one of the company’s milestones. He also designed garments for the regional police and for other large companies.

The memory in the networks to Miró

“Saddened by the death of Toni Miró, one of the great references of Catalan fashion,” the president of the Catalan regional government, Pere Aragonès , wrote on Twitter in his message of condolences.

“A Barcelonan at heart, creative, groundbreaking, inspiring many generations and the Barcelona brand, in a way of doing things and dressing”, Jaume Collboni, the city’s first deputy mayor, reminded him on his side. “Without his legacy, you can’t talk about fashion in Barcelona,” he added.

A regular on the catwalks of Madrid and Barcelona for years, Miró was awarded the Cristóbal Balenciaga National Fashion Award in 1987 and the Gold Medal for Fine Arts in 2002, among other accolades.

Fashion in Mourning

In recent months, fashion has received the news of the death of prominent personalities who have contributed their talent and style to the industry. In November of last year , Virgil Abloh , director of the men’s line of the French house Louis Vuitton , passed away.

Last month, the legendary fashion editor Andre Leon Talley , the actor Gaspar Ulliel (the image of Chanel and who starred in the life of Yves Saint Laurent in the cinema) and the designer Thierry Mugler died.

Categorized in: