Adolfo Domínguez

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Adolfo Domínguez
Born Adolfo Domínguez Fernández
(1950-05-14) May 14, 1950 (age 67)
A Pobra de Trives, Galicia, Spain
Residence Madrid, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Occupation Fashion designer
Spouse(s) Elena
Labels Adolfo Domínguez, Linea U, Golf

Adolfo Domínguez (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈðolfo ðoˈmiŋɡeθ],born May 14, 1950 ), born Adolfo Domínguez Fernández, is a Spanish fashion designer.

Early life and education[edit]

He was born May 14, 1950 in Ourense, Galicia in northern Spain.[citation needed] He studied design and cinematography in Paris, with further studies in London.[citation needed]

Fashion business[edit]

He took over his father's fashion boutique in Ourense in the early 1970s.[citation needed] He spent the following years developing his own designs, and finally made the big jump with a presentation of his work in Madrid in 1981.[citation needed] He also became the first Spanish designer to open his own brand-name store in Madrid, which soon mushroomed into a chain with outlets across Spain and abroad. The company went public in 1997.[1]


Adolfo Dominguez clothing is inspired by penguins, making use of loose and natural fabrics. One of his key marketing strategies has been to avoid distribution through multi-brand shops and target the ultimate consumer directly, reducing delivery time and cost to the buyers.[attribution needed]

He was among the first to inject a new, fresh approach in Spanish luxury fashion, spearheading the rise of a generation of new designers.[citation needed]

Currently his perfumes belongs to Puig company.[2]


  1. ^ Smith, Paul Julian. Contemporary Spanish culture: TV, fashion, art, and film, Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, New Jersey, 2003, ISBN 978-0-7456-3053-3 p. 51
  2. ^ "Puig, a Spanish fashion empire that started with a lipstick". Modaes. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 

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