Martin Across is an artistic name created by Martin Maldonado. He is 21 years old, and just recently graduated from Westminster University/Istituto Europeo di Design. He was born and raised in Quito-Ecuador until he graduated from high school and decided to to move to a bigger city. He began his career in architecture at Pratt Institute but later on realized that this medium limited his was of expressing himself. He later on moved to Barcelona where he began his career in fashion. His collections are a way of showing a personal development and evolution. His combination of ideas and background, mingled with those things seen daily make his work go through a constant state of flux. His designs are characterized by round soft curves, defined lines and unusual exaggerated shapes which question the parameters of the human body. Martin won the "Best collection award" at the MODAFAD contest in 080 Barcelona fashion. He is currently living in Barcelona, developing a new collection to present at 080 F/W season and BENEXT showroom in Paris.
Martin will be showcasing his latest collection at the Showreel Catwalk on 12th October