The American model Bella Hadid, allowed herself to be dressed by Manel Torres only with aerosol, leaving one of the most iconic prints of contemporary fashion. This happened at Paris Fashion Week, which is celebrated from Monday, September 26, and ends on October 4, specifically at the Coperni spring 2023 show.

This is a new spray-based technique, courtesy of Fabrican, a materials science company founded by Spanish fashion designer and scientist Manel Torres. According to him, the sprayed liquid contains cotton or synthetic fibers in a polymer solution, which evaporate on contact with the skin.

Fashion experts already compare Bella Hadid’s spray dress as a historical and revolutionary event in fashion. Comparable with other performances, such as:

  • The hologram of Kate Moss that Alexander McQueen projected on the catwalk of his fall 2006 collection
  • Yves Saint Laurent’s tulle and flower dress for Laetitia Casta on the spring-summer 1999 runway

Who is Manuel Torres? The dressmaker who dressed Bella Hadid only using spray

Manel Torres, the inventor of the spray that dressed Bella Hadid at Paris Fashion Week, is a Spanish fashion designer and researcher. Currently, Torres works at the Bioscience Innovation Center in London and is Managing Director of Fabrican Limited, a company that created the innovative spray to merge science and fashion into a single product, whose objective is “to make life more comfortable, healthy and fun with your exclusive aerosol fabric” manufacturing clothing, medical patches and sanitary wipes in this dispersible format.