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Born in Barcelona, but raised in Galicia. In 2002 Manuel Bolaño made the move back to Barcelona, where he studied fashion at the Escuela Superior de Diseño y Moda Felicidad Duce.
After a stint on the design team at Mango, he decided to start work on his own collection.

In 2007 he won the prize for best collection in his category at Bread & Butter Barcelona, as well as participating in Murcia´s Abierta Catwalk and winning prizes in the Young Creator´s contest in Madrid and the Noovo Festival in Santiago de Compostela. He was also selected to participate in the Bressol Project, organised by the Generalitat de Catalunya. In September 2008 his first collection "Viudas” (Widows), was paraded on catwalk at 080 Barcelona.

In March 2009, his collection “Peliqueiros" was also Show on the  080 Barcelona catwalk and later at Paris Rendez-Vous Femme, in Paris. In September of the same year his collection “Canela en Rama” (Stick Cinnamon) was shown on the 080 Barcelona catwalk and the collection “¿Por qué todo ha de ser de color de rosa?” (Why does everything have to be pink?) was presented in January 2010.

In July 2010, his collection “Algo de mi” (A little about me) was also on the 080 Barcelona catwalk, with it he won the award for best woman collection 080 Barcelona.