EL CAPOTE, is a tribute, a memory of two bullfighters who lost their lives on the road, a fateful 24 from May of 1969 and a "Torera de la vida". They were, mi father, the Venezuelan bullfighter Héctor Alvarez (with 26 years) and my grandfather Rafael Vega of the Kings "Gitanillo de Triana"(with 59 years). Unfortunately, I did not have the luck to meet them, I was missing 6 months to jump into the ring of life, a life full of joy despite everything, thanks to my dear mother Pastora Vega, bullfighter of life, of those who cuddle up and leave through the Puerta Grande, raising their two children alone and showing their flamenco art around the world, always with a smile on their face and energy to stop a train. He has taught me everything, and everything I am, I owe to her.
My great grandmother "Pastora Imperio", finish the task of this family tree full of art, art of OUR, FLAMENCO AND BULLS, yes sir, with capital letters, proud of our folklore and customs because we firmly believe that "IT'S TIME TO PRESUME OF OUR OWN", true?
We can not finish this section called "Inspiration" without naming a person out of series, the teacher Juan José Padilla, he can not represent better the philosophy of this brand: Honor, Humility, Courage, Generosity, Fellowship ..., there is a before and after knowing the master in my wife's life and in mine, we are eternally grateful !
For my wife and partner in this adventure, Carolina López and for me, it is a pleasure and an honor, to share with all of you this homage transformed into garments, made, as you can imagine, with the utmost love and interest in the world.
It goes for you!
Rafael Dona Vega.