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Leandro Cano uses fashion as a means of expression through his design, treating garments as authentic works of art. Leandro Cano is ahead of trends, creating unique pieces through coherence and harmony in volume, fabrics and colors.
The result is a distinguished and exclusive product due to its innovative nature and the use of top quality materials. An experimental game made through applications created by the best artisan techniques.
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A series of prestigious awards, both national and international, have consolidated Leandro’s professional career. Among them, the prize won with his first ‘Buffet’ collection, presented at MBFW Madrid in 2012 and the 2012 Designer for Tomorrow award, which he won amongst more than 360 applicants.
This award, given by former creative director of Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs, and the Department Store Peek & Cloppenburg, gave him the opportunity to produce the ‘Anima’ collection together with Marc Jacobs. The collection was presented at the MBFW Berlin 2013, his second foray into the Berlin catwalk.
As a result of his winning the first prize Samsung Innovation Project in 2014, Leandro participated in the next edition of Madrid Fashion Week, where he presented his most avant-garde collection: 083º, a daring combination of technology, crafts and fashion.
Under the name of LUKE LEANDRO CANO in 2014, he presented his three most commercial collections at MBFW Madrid.
In addition, Leandro Cano has undertaken important collaborations, such as the alliance with the Department Store Peek & Cloppenburg to create an exclusive capsule collection with Marc Jacobs, or the Leandro Cano Weekend Bag by Pelonio, which was commercialized by the E-Bay E-talent shop.
Many of his pieces have been exhibited at the Angewandte Kunst Museum in Frankfurt together with those by designers such as McQueen and Marguiela.
He was a finalist of the National Fashion Award 2014 and the Global Denim Award 2016, HTNK, Kingpins Show & House of Denim in Amsterdam.
Considered one of the top creative talent at the moment, Leandro Cano has represented Spain in the International Woolmark Prize 2016/17 in Milan with his //Carmen//. collection, which won the Who’s On Next Vogue 2017, in which Suzy Menkes, one of the most influential personalities in the fashion arena, acted as mentor, with Alber Elbaz serving as chairman of the jury.
From here, he created a new strategy. Starting from an artistic collection a year, using the same inspiration, he creates pret-a-porter for the different seasons.
In 2018, he presented CORRIDA, with the inspiration about the relation between bullfighters and religion.
For first time, in 2019 Leandro Cano presented his artistic collection during Paris Fashion Week. Collections were 8 bodies made in collaboration with 8 Spanish different artisans.
In 2020, Leandro Cano presented his last collection in Paris, at Instituto Cervantes. The inspiration of the collection was the folkloric Spanish women from Imperio Argentina till Rocio Jurado. Collection was composed by 7 dresses with the same shape. Each of these dresses was made by a different artisan technique.
Parallel to his activity at the brand, in recent years, Leandro Cano has performed the costumes for the theater play ‘Los Cuerpos Perdidos’ by the prestigious Director Carlota Ferrer, the costumes for the flamenco dancer Rafaela Carrasco for her last tour, the worldwide tour costumes design of the Spanish singer María José Llergo and the Fashion Art Direction and costume in the last video clip ‘Merichane’ of the Spanish singer Zahara,
Similarly, Leandro has been giving classes and conferences in the most prestigious Spanish fashion schools.