the ınfluence of Balencıaga
The master is present in the simplicity of the forms, the quality of the fabrics and the good workmanship of the garment.
Contxu Uzkudun learns the trade of dressmaker in the workshop of Pilar Usarraga, who during the fifties and sixties trained young Basque women in the techniques and work systems that she learned in the Isa house together with Cristóbal Balenciaga..
«From the sublime to the ridiculous goes half a millimeter».
Since then, the designer has vindicated the figure of Balenciaga and his influence on fashion in our country. In 1991 she organises and directs a tribute congress, with guests such as Hubert de Givenchy and Adolfo Domínguez, at the Miramar Palace in San Sebastián. After this event the Cristóbal Balenciaga Foundation begins to formalize.
«we are the cold»
No one better than a Basque firm to dress for winter
Coats, jackets, scarves and txapelas are iconic garments from the mınımıl collections. The brand's outer garment is the best remedy against low temperatures and rain, because nobody knows how to dress the winter like mınımıl.
orıgın, trade and tradıtıon
Contxu Uzkudun's designs are born to dress the new Basque woman of the seventies.
His first boutique "Daros" was opened in the middle of the prêt-à-porter in the Ondarreta district of the capital of San Sebastian in 1977 and in 1980 he began to present his collections in catwalks like Cibeles or the Fashion Week of San Sebastian. In 1987, the small shop gave rise to the firm minimil. Since its foundation, the company has been directed and managed exclusively by women, being a reference point for the defence of women's rights and autonomy at work.
New Basque Style
International trends since the Basque sensibility
London, Paris or Mumbai are some of the cities they visit to find inspiration. The streets, shops, bars and galleries to which they go to impregnate themselves with trends are a secret that they keep jealously. What they discover outside, they adapt to the style of Euskadi, capturing the forms and landscapes of the Basque Country in the cut and colors of their designs.
a family business
Contxu's daughters, Ana and Beatriz, take over in the firm's leadership.
Two generations of the Zuaznabar-Uzkudun family organized around mınımıl. For forty years Contxu has transmitted the trade and his vision of the woman's body to his daughters Ana and Beatriz, who have grown up among sewing machines, threads, pins, fabrics and patterns.
After years of training, they now replace their mother in the artistic and business management of the brand that already has boutiques in Valencia, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Bilbao, San Sebastián and store online.
«know how»in basque
In fashion, as in gastronomy, only with the best ingredients is excellence achieved.
Wools, cottons, cashmeres of the best quality; silks, taffeta and gauzes cut and sewn with precision are the basis for making modern, functional and comfortable garments that enhance women in a natural way.
fashion moves with the desıgn
Spreading Basque culture through its creations
The design studio of mınımıl actively collaborates with the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao by creating a special collection of the New Basque Style line, only available in the museum shop, which seeks to bring Basque fashion and design closer to national and international visitors.