Creator María José Segura has just opened in number 5 of Claudio Coello Street, from Madrid, a Flamenco area which will be the window for the Andalusian designers and artisans in Madrid. This Antequerana, raised in Ceuta and living in Madrid because of love, is willing to enhance the Flamenco dress and its essence without need to go down to Andalusia. It is no wonder since she is an enthusiast of her job.
“I would like that all interested people contact me by phone 666469548, by email miasur_mj@hotmail or in my web www.mjosesegura.com. ” When you have seen her last collection “Flamenco Geisha”, pure craft, you go deep in her impressive curriculum and you recall her speaking, then you know that you are before a full professional who knows in detail every interlining about her job.
Trained in Seville in the Goymar Fashion High School, she worked for Franc Sarabia and then for Siviglia doing the Victorio&Lucchino prêt-à-porter. Later she opened her own atelier in Asuncion Street from Seville, and then, she worked in Madrid with María Velandia and Basaldúa. “In Madrid I got the Pattern and Cutter Sailor title in Escuela Superior de Sastrería La Confianza“.
But María José Segura keep studying and she took a Master in Fashion Bussiness Administration and Management in ISEM. “I have worked as a studio teacher for the Community of Madrid and the National Heritage in the Royal Palace atelier school. I have participated in the TV show “Isabel” as the tailoring chief in the second season, but also have made the clothing for plays, clothes fot musicians and artists”.
Apart from parading in many editios of Simof and We Love Flamenco, as she deals with all the points, also made the sacramental clothing for the Toledo bishop. “In Madrid and surrounding there are many Rocio Brotherhoods which order Flamenco dresses and many locals fairs and processions, where you can see more dresses each time, without forgeting the big amount of people who go down to the Andalusians Fairs, especially Seville”.
She says that Salao and Pardales sisters have created the best Flamenco dresses, and that the pattern of the most worldwide traditional costume has to be very clear in order not to lose its roots, its essence, apart from the tissues used. She considers that in this immediacy society we don’t give the importance to the diligence of crafts and that the tailoirng market, which is hers, is given especially to big events, when the originality and good sense still appears.