Following its arrival into the UK through Moda Gent, Spanish designer Carlos Cordoba is rapidly establishing itself on the British menswear scene. Export manager Erik Expósito explains more.
Q: For those who missed Carlos Cordoba last season, what’s the brand all about?
A: We a Spanish menswear label which is defined by its attention to detail. Since we were established in 1986 in the province of Cordoba, we have made a name as a business which approaches every stage of the manufacturing process with love. From the buttons to the fabrics to the linings, each Carlos Cordoba creation is just that little bit more appealing that its rivals.
Q: What has your arrival into the UK been like?
A: We only made our foray into the UK last year, but we are so happy to have already been embraced by the British menswear trade. People are talking about the brand on both a consumer and retailer level, and that’s what we were hoping to achieve when we arrived with our quality products, all delivered with exemplary customer service.
Q: What do British men like about the label?
A: The main appeal is the sportswear items with the small details that mark each piece out as Carlos Cordoba. Beyond the styling, consumers appreciate that each garment is made to high standards in Spain and then, when they try the item on, they like the fit.
Q: How integral has Moda Gent been to your expansion into the UK?
A: We are an experienced company with a presence in many different countries, so we were well-placed to make a considered entry into the UK. Moda is the best trade show, and it’s where we have to be if we want to continue to expand within this territory.
Q: What are you hoping to achieve at the show this February?
A: We met some great buyers last season and, this time around, we would like to add some department stores to our portfolio. The new autumn collection is really strong with a wide appeal, so we are looking forward to bringing it to Moda Gent and getting a/w 18 off to a strong start.