How to make the costumes for bullfighters
• How to make the costumes for bullfighters
bullfighters costumes beauty and complexity are as good as, and sometimes even surpass, costumes musicians and ballet dancers. It is even difficult to believe that they are sewn for people who come to the battle to fight the dangerous and violent animals - enormous bulls.
Fermin Lopez Fuentes - master - tailor. In 1963 he founded the studio in Madrid, which is engaged exclusively in sewing costumes for bullfighting. It is here that sews costumes for the festival, "San Fermin", which takes place annually in Spain. Top matadors showcase their skills. The cost of their costumes can range from several hundred to several thousand euros. The price of the dress depends on the complexity of execution.
Total in Spain six tailors, who are engaged in sewing costumes for bullfighters. They are all experts in their field. The picture shows French bullfighter Juan Bautista Jalabert and master tailor Antonio López Fuentes in the studio clothing "Fermin".
Costume Making time-consuming process. For sewing a dress tailors command takes several weeks.
can see amazingly beautiful intricate patterns on each suit.
on the creation of this pattern works Luisa Muñoz, a tailor in the studio Fermina.
In this time outfit decorate embroidery of flowers and leaves.
In the studio Fermin dress the best matadors of the country.
Antonio López Fuentes personally checks the quality tailoring of each costume.
toreador clothes should fit tightly to the body, but does not interfere with moving at the same time. In this and the main difficulty lies.
The costumes are usually decorated with embroidery of gold and silver threads, stones and beads.
Traditional Costume matador: form-fitting pants to the knee, knee socks, a vest, a jacket, a thin tie, decorated with beads, velvet and lace.
On the bullfighters capes marked religious imagery. Here you can see the inscription "JHS", which stands for "Jesus - the Savior of mankind."
Machine embroidery adorn the new suit.
Due to file cabinet Fermin can always check the orders and production time.
Changes in the costumes of the matadors last performed 170 years ago.
Previously, they were like a little dress.
Torero Juan Bautista Jalabert checks her new outfit at the convenience and quality of tailoring.
To decorate the costumes are often used precious stones.
Working days atelier "Fermin".
The most common modern bullfighters costumes are made of synthetic materials, so they can be washed, wash and wear in dozens of fights.
Each dress is unique and unrepeatable. Two identical master never made, so it is often tailors busy sewing costumes for bullfighting, called artists.