He was born in Trives, a village in Ourense, Galicia. He grew up surrounded by tailoring and studied art and film in Paris during the revolutionary decade of the Beatles and the May 68 protests.
Influenced by contemporary Japanese designers, he arrived in the Spanish fashion scene with a vision based on simplicity and freedom. True to his style, Adolfo Dominguez dresses “the immense minority”, in the memorable words of Juan Ramón Jiménez. His first store opened in the town of Ourense in 1976, where he launched his men’s collection.
Adolfo Dominguez fragrances were made in collaboration with perfumers Joan Bruses and Puig.