ROBERTO LÓPEZ ETXEBERRÍA was born in Éibar, Gipuzkoa, in 1976. After studying design and fashion at Felicidad Duce (Barcelona), he worked as assistant to fashion designer Sergei Povaguin from 2005 to 2008. In 2008, he created his own brand ETXEBERRIA, specialising in men's fashion.
From 2008 to 2010, the company presented small collections at Pasarela Vigo (2008, “Night Calls” and 2009 “Dress Code”) and Creamoda Bilbao (2010, “Portraits”), which received an honourable mention, second prize and first prize, respectively.
In 2011, the brand presented two full collections at Ego de Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week: “La piel que habito” (A/W 2011-12) and “Jour de fête” (S/S 2012), consecutively winning the L’Oreal Award for the best collection.
Also in 2011, the brand was selected to represent Spain at the second La Maison de la Création in Marseille; it was invited by the Spanish Embassy in Austria to present the collection “La piel que habito” at Vienna Fashion Week, and in October, it showed the collection at Brooklyn Fashion Week in New York, where it achieved great success and significant repercussions in the international press.
In February 2012, the company presented its A/W 2012-13 collection “Viaje de invierno” on the catwalk OFF MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK MADRID.
In September, it presented its S/S 2013 collection “La piel del Sur” once again, at OFF MBFWM. This collection was also shown at the Pitti Uomo trade show in Florence.
In February 2013, the brand was shown in the official section of MBFWM, for the first time, with the A/W 2013-14 collection “París Berlín Moscú”. This collection was also shown at Pitti Uomo Florence and at the PROJECT NY trade show, once again.
In June that year, the brand was invited to a private location in Washington, to show the Jour de Fête collection.
In September, the latest collection (S/S 2014), called “Gernika” was presented in the official section of MBFWM, where it achieved great success, high media impact and critical acclaim. This collection was presented in the showrooms at Pitti Uomo, PROJECT NY and THE TENTS Las Vegas.
Some of its creations were included in an exhibition for the Spanish embassy in London. In October, the designer was a special guest at Designblok in Prague, taking part in various events and showing his latest collection once again. What is more, the Colombian wool producers' association Festilana and journalist Pilar Castaño invited him to Bogotá to show the same collection and learn about traditional local techniques.
ETXEBERRÍA has been selected to represent Spain at the next International Woolmark Prize 2014-2015.
In November, he was invited to show the “París Berlín Moscú” collection (A/W 13-14) and give several talks on his career at CREARE in León de Guanajuato (Mexico).
In February 2014, the latest collection (A/W 2014), called “Midwinter men” was presented in the official section of MBFWM, where it achieved great success, high media impact and critical acclaim. This collection was presented in the showrooms at Tranoï (Paris) and PROJECT NY.