(23 Mar 2017) PORTUGAL FASHION WEEK KICKS OFF IN LISBON, PRESENTING COLLECTIONS FOR FALL/WINTER 2017/2018
Portugal Fashion Week has kicked off in Lisbon, presenting a variety of collections for Fall/Winter 2017/2018.
Designer Pedro Pedro - showing Wednesday (22 MAR. 2017) - sourced his inspiration from fishing, and through a partnership with a brand specialising in technical clothing. Wellington boots became sexy, high up to the knee, making the collection all about layers, changing proportions and providing protection and comfort.
"I felt it was time to break from the romantic (style) that I've been following the last seasons and this could be an opportunity for a more rough collection, more protective and stronger than what I'm used to do. It has everything to do with how you dress things and the materials are all very technical: water resistant, waterproof, with rubber, everything to do with protection and layers as well. If you deconstruct the collection, it is very wearable," said Pedro Pedro.
The longstanding duo of Portuguese fashion, Alves/Gonçalves, presented a collection that intended to be "cool but not trendy". Feminine did not need to be classic; rules could be subverted: no straight skirts, no straight pants, no straight lines, because feminine is not perfect.
"We tried to reinvent new ways to make a classic, destroying that classic to make something much more cool, more authentic, in which the individual is the privileged element, the person, and when the person is privileged, we are providing attention for the person. We are channeling our emotion to them and that makes the clothes more authentic," said Alves.
TM Collection by Teresa Morais brought earthy colors and feelings to the catwalk. "Touch" was the key word for the new season, combining rich materials, 100 per cent natural, with organic and flowing silhouettes. It was designed to bring a touch of color on a rainy day, instant comfort and wellbeing, with the choice of natural fabrics. The brand only uses natural materials such as iak wool, pure silk and cotton.
In its 40th outing, Portugal Fashion will offer 31 fashion shows over four days and divided between two cities.
Portugal Fashion Week is the beating heart of the industry and gives the opportunity to showcase some of the most important national designers and brands, nurturing young talent as well as being a platform for established designers.
Portugal Fashion Week is the last stop for the upcoming season collections, following stopovers in New York, London, Paris and Milan.
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