Fernando Lemoniez (San Sebastián, 1964) founder and designer of LEMONIEZ has been linked to the fashion world since his early youth.
Descoco, his first shop and atelier in San Sebastian, was founded in the mid-eighties. Descoco was a multi-brand shop where he also showed his first designs, under the brand Exequo.
He later was part of the duo Palacio & Lemoniez, which collections where showed initially in Pasarela Cibeles, former Madrid Fashion Week and, from 1996, in Paris in the frame of the official schedule of the Chambre Syndicale du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode. Palacio & Lemoniez collections had great commercial success and were sold in USA, Japan and several European countries. They also designed an evening wear collection for Genny, the Italian firm.
In 1998, Fernando had the privilege of working at the Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture atelier. There he improved his acknowledgment of the Haute Couture techniques. At the same time, he founded LEMONIEZ, his current brand, that showed its collections in Paris and Madrid.
Besides women wear, LEMONIEZ has designed jewels, sunglasses, handbags, shoes, etc. under his own name or in collaboration with other brands. Among others, it should be noted the collections of jewels designed for Suarez in 2006 and 2007 or the capsule collection –shoes and handbags- made for Fosco in 2011.
Fernando Lemoniez has been distinguished with several recognitions such as the T de Telva or the Moda Getxo Acknowledgment
My work helps me to preserve my identity and I feel rewarded when women identify themselves with it and find through it their own one. From that moment, a relationship of complicity and mutual respect arises between my client and me.
Each one of the fabrics I use belongs to an encounter full of energy, a strongly desired moment. Colors transmit excitement and feeling, calculated shapes are inevitably the result of an unsatisfied search for perfection.
This is the only manner in which I can express myself free of any commercial or strategic conditions while, at the same time, I keep in touch with the most essential realities and demonstrate that personal taste, ultimately, creates true style.