Miguel (1965). Spanish designer, living and working in New York since 1991, born in the village of Calonge, on the island of Majorca, in a family of farmers. When only 12 he quit school to work on his parents’ farm. Before arriving in the U.S. he spent time in London where was influenced by punk rock and the new romanticism. Although a self-taught man, his first line of clothes, Dugg, launched in 1995, drew the attention of New York’s fashion world due to its innovative character and use of color. In that same year, in partnership with Douglas Hobbs, he started Horn, a store in Manhattan’s East Village, destined to become in a very short time a meeting place for avant-guard artists and designers such as Alexander McQueen, Bernadette Corporation and Bless. The “urban” style invented by Adrover addresses itself to the typical New Yorker embodying his independent and playful attitude. Still famous is his deconstruction of the Burberry jacket. In Spring 1999 Adrover offered his vision of the urban woman in the show Midtown, earning compliments from Anna Wintour, the director of Vogue America, and Carly Horn, a writer for The New York Times. In 2000 three collections were enough to make him the winner of the CFDA Perry Ellis and Vogue Fashion awards as the best avant-guard designer.