Antonio Banderas is finding one aspect of his studies at fashion school challenging and it is sewing. The Spanish actor has already begun making his own shirts. But, he said that the technical side of his fashion studies is difficult.
“It’s just difficult,” said the legendary actor, talking to People. But, he has already learnt a lot. “We are learning patterns, sketching, researching, everything,” he said, adding that it was very artistic.
During the second week of his classes, the 55-year-old actor took to his Twitter and shared the news with his followers. The picture showed him posing with mannequins.
Banderas is taking classes in fashion, which he announced in August. The Spanish actor has enrolled himself at Central St Martins in London. The “Mask of Zorro” star is taking a specially crafted short course in fashion, the college has confirmed.
The short course in bespoke tailoring at the London art school runs over four weeks. The actor had expressed his desire to enrol into the course earlier this year. The course will end before full-time students return. But, he plans to study at the school for up to five years.
The 55-year-old Spanish actor told on British TV show “Loose Women” earlier this year that he aspired to study fashion. He added that he required knowledge to step into the territory, adding that fashion “makes me feel, actually, very young.”
The art and design school has trained the likes of John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, and Stella McCartney. Banderas’s brush with fashion began when he collaborated with celebrated Spanish fragrance company Puig to release a series of fragrances for men and women. He has 46 perfumes, the earliest edition was created in 1997 and the newest is from 2015.
Meanwhile, the actor, director and producer will be the new honorary president of Miami Fashion Week which is scheduled for March 2016. The current president of the fashion week Julio Iranzo said that with his creative talent, connections and charisma he would give the event a lift.
In a statement released Thursday, Banderas said that Miami deserved to have a fashion event at the highest international level as it was experiencing strong growth in all areas. The actor took to Twitter and shared the news with his followers.
— Antonio Banderas (@antoniobanderas) November 17, 2015