In the year of 1956, Elio Berhanyer began working as a seamstress. After four years of doing this, he opened up his own shop in the cities of Madrid and Barcelona. His name spread quickly and he quickly won the Cadillac House Award for being the best designer of the year. He had a collection that gained recognition in order to win this award. In the year of 1967, he had represented Spain in the International Fashion Week.