Molinero Costura was founded in Madrid, Spain, in May 1965 by Maria Antonia and Pilar Molinero, who soon simply became known as "Las hermanas” (the sisters).
Their haute couture fashion house started just as the glamour and elegance of handmade dresses were at their peak. Still, “Las hermanas” quickly managed to established themselves as the preferred fashion house of Spain’s aristocracy, high society and public personalities. Their fame was confirmed in 1975, when the then Princess Sofía of Spain wore Molinero’s dresses for both the accession ceremony of Juan Carlos as King of Spain and the ensuing “Te Deum” mass. After that historical event, the sisters continued dressing very important Spanish personalities, including H.M. Queen Sofía for her official acts.
Molinero’s work enshrines the highest perfection and savoir faire of the Haute Couture. Their creations are known for paying special attention to the breathtaking closeups, work in line, textured and ornaments as well as the construction behind the seams, focusing on exquisite details and the special handmade techniques that raise fashion to its highest level. The sisters have also benefited from close collaboration with some of the most famous artisans in France and Italy.
While Molinero Costura continues its haute couture activity, it has also been developing in parallel a prêt à porter line, Molinero Collection. That line is heavily influenced by the haute couture background of the house, using a production method resulting in the highest standard of ready to wear, with "Las Hermanas" bringing all the knowledge and experience accumulated during all these decades into this new venture.