Falleras for Marie Claire UK

During my last trip to Spain I discovered the Falleras tradition, I felt in love with it. I decided to spend few days in Valencia to know more about this tradition and I ended up with this photo essay.

BEING a Fallera is more than just putting on a posh frock and it’s certainly not to be referred to as ‘fancy dress’. This is a serious business.
The first Fallera dresses were inspired by the clothes worn by peasant women working in the rice fields around Valencia, but nowadays this traditional dress has come a long way from its peasant origins and is worn by anyone who wants to take part in the city’s biggest party. .

Thanks Marie Claire UK for publishing the story and to all the Falleras that allowed me to sneak in their lives.
Text by Catherine Dolan

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