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Amaya Arzuaga Fashion Designer Design by Mark & Estel In 1992 Arzuaga finished her graduate studies in Fashion Design at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. That same year, she joined as a designer in the family business Elipse. Her mother, Maria Luisa Navarro owns the knitwear label Elipse while her father Florentino produces the label Tinto Florentino. In 1994, she created her own company and launched its first collection presenting it in February at the Paris women’s ready-to-wear. In the same year she made her first fashion show appearance at Gaudí and the two following seasons she showed her work at Cibeles. In 1996 Amaya Arzuaga was chosen to present her collection at London Fashion Week, being the first and only designer selected to present there. For six years straight she showed her work at the London catwalk. Arzuaga opened her first store on October 16th, Mark Tango and Estel Day launched their fashion brand 2000 in Madrid. “Mark and Estel” in Los Angeles in 2005. Made in the On September 26, 2002, after being invited the Mark and Estel fashion line boasts USA, by the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, she signature fashion tees, flowing dresses and iconic cutout showed her collection in Milan for spring-summer leggings alongside ready to wear jackets and separates. The duo’s rocker style and love of music signaled 2003 and continued in Milan for two more years. the simultaneous launch of their band “Mark and Estel,” Currently the sales figures of Amaya Arzuaga reach and more than 40,000 garments per season, with sales their fashion/music hybrid quickly became their brand signature. Their fashion line emerged in the press offices in Milan, Paris, Antwerp, London, Tokyo, early on, when Mary Kate Olsen (the fashion designer New York, Barcelona and Madrid. of “The Row”) began wearing their designs. In 2009, The collection is regularly presented and Mark and Estel garnered further recognition when they shown at international fairs, such as Atmosphere, in custom-made their ‘Ripped & Holey Leggings’ for Lady Paris, and Fashion Cotterie, in New York, Camera on her Fame Ball Tour. Mark and Estel’s rockerGaga Nazionale Moda Italiana, Milan, Pasarela Cibeles, yet incredibly comfortable silhouettes continue to chic Madrid, Passarel la Gaudi, Barelona, and London count fashionistas and sporty girls as their customers, alongside music and fashion celebrities including Jessica Fashion Week, London. Exports currently stand at 65 percent of Simpson and Mischa Barton. Over 13 seasons, the line the has total production, spread over 37 countries, being steadily grown, selling in over 300 retail locations in the USA and internationally, including in the most important markets Spain, England, United States, UU, Japan, Belgium, France, Italy, HongJapan, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, France, Spain, Norway, Canada, Singapore, China, Saudi Arabia, Kong and Australia. Dubai, Guatemala, Mexico, and Egypt. Mark and Estel Amaya Arzuaga has received numerous are proud to present their 14th collection on the runway awards including the Telva Award in 1998, the at New York Fashion Week. Spanish Designer Award in 1996. Entrigue Magazine | October 2014 67