Lourdes Frías

Costume designer

Born in Madrid in 1957, costume designer Lourdes Frías initially studied interior design, but later turned to fashion design. In 1986, she moved to London, where she studied at the renowned Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design at the University of the Arts. In London, she worked for the Japanese designer Koji Tatsuno and for the Danish designer Anne Lise Kjäer. She later created her own designs in her studio in Notting Hill Gate. In 1995, she returned to Spain at the invitation of designer Adolfo Domínguez to work for his company. In 1997, Nacho Duato, then choreographer and artistic director of the Compañía Nacional de Danza, offered her the costume design for his production of Romeo and Juliet. Another successful collaboration followed in 2001 for White Darkness. Lourdes Frías died in 2006.