After the London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks, it was time for the Lisboa Fashion Week. From October 5th until October 8th, more than twenty fashion designers from all over the globe debuted their creations on the Lisbon catwalk, showing their input on what the next Spring/Summer trends for 2018 are going to be like.
Portuguese designers, especially, showed a very deep connection with the Portuguese culture, combining modern fashion techniques with traditional concepts and ideas.
- Patrick de Pádua
Inspired by the “Cante Alentejano de Vila Nova de S. Bento”, a Portuguese music genre typical of the Alentejo region. It is the second traditional music genre of this country that integrates the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List – Fado is the first. This style counts with a somewhat loose silhouette that can go from fit to oversize.
Duarte’s style combines sportswear and luxury inspired by the Portuguese travels to India at the time of the Discoveries. The fabrics used are silk, cotton, and linen.
- Valentim Quaresma
Valentim is all about “Thoughts, Emotions, and Sensations”, whether it’s on his jewelry or clothing lines. Joining romance to oriental luxury the materials used on his jewelry are filigree, pictures, stones, brass and for the clothing cotton, knit fabric, and brocades.
- Ricardo Preto
This style is self LOVE inspired. From the flowers and animals patterns to the use of colors such as reds, yellows, and earth tones. In a time where love is hard to find, we have to find it in ourselves.
- David Ferreira
Once again the oriental culture is present in a Portuguese designer. This time alongside FADO, a very traditional music genre from Portugal. Inspired by Geishas, Ferreira’s style is a statement of unique silhouettes, that can achieve high standards and perfection. It is all about being able to express yourself freely.
- Nuno Gama
Last but not least, we have Nuno Gama, one of the most known fashion designers in Portugal. Playing with contradictions, such as opaque and translucid/short and long, Gama emphasizes the consequences of global warming. At the same time, he brings to the public’s attention traditional methods like tile painting – a very Portuguese tradition.
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