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Almost 100 years on, Barcelona is returning to its textile roots and proving to be a fertile ground for fashion and design entrepreneurs. As a creative powerhouse widely celebrated for its culture and innovation, the city’s ability to attract international investment, together with a growing infrastructure for new designers, means that it is both keeping homegrown talent and attracting plenty more from abroad.

Key to Barcelona’s fashion ecosystem are its internationally respected design colleges. With well-rounded courses that embrace the dual entrepreneurial and creative aspects of the Catalan character, they give a solid grounding in business─an essential partner to creativity and flair. Many of these courses are delivered in English, attracting an international cohort. Once graduated, designers often choose to do a stint in international fashion houses before returning home to build their own businesses, adding up to an interesting and varied fashion scene.

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