ASSOCIAÇÃO MODALISBOA

Know more about the Associação ModaLisboa, whose mission is the promotion and development of the Fashion Industry in Portugal and the national creative capital.

The ModaLisboa Association was created in 1996 to organize what would be the Europe's first independent fashion week and the most nationally recognized fashion event.

 

1991
Following an invitation made by the Tourism Department of the Municipality of Lisbon, Eduarda Abbondanza and Mário Matos Ribeiro create and produce the first edition of ModaLisboa.
1992
Launch of the Sangue Novo – Young Designers Competition, with the mission to discover and promote new talents in the Fashion area.
1996
With the creation of the ModaLisboa Association starts the second period of ModaLisboa.
2000
Launch of the Modalisboa’s website, a project aiming to the biggest and the most complete information system about Portuguese Fashion.
2001
ModaLisboa celebrates its 10th anniversary and inaugurates The ModaLisboa Design shop, at Praça do Município, in Lisbon.
2002
ModaLisboa (in partnership with ICEP, with the support of Ministery of Economy) creates and organizes the + Portugal project, in Barcelona. An interdisciplinary showcase, of Portuguese Fashion, Design, Arts, Crafts and Music.
2003
Continuing its strategy of internationalization and the goal of integrating an international platform, ModaLisboa adopts the designation of Lisboa Fashion Week, starting to last for 4 days.
2007
ModaLisboa moves to Cascais and adopts the designation ModaLisboa | Estoril.
2010
ModaLisboa returns to Lisbon. Launch of the Workstation project.
2013
After a 10 year stop, ModaLisboa relaunches the Sangue Novo – Young Designers Competition. In the same year, launches the Wonder Room project, pop-up store of fashion, design and lifestyle emerging Portuguese brands.
2014
The Lisbon Fashion Week program becomes more diverse and includes more initiatives open to the public, such as the Fast Talks fashion conferences and several exhibitions.
2018
Launch of the Check Point - industry meeting point. The Workstation becomes a multidisciplinar platform, integrating fashion happenings and photography and illustration exhibitions.
Know the projects developed by the ModaLisboa Association

Lisboa Fashion Week

ModaLisboa - Lisboa Fashion Week is ModaLisboa’s main project in partnership with the Municipality of Lisbon, and is the fashion event with greater recognition in Portugal. It occurs twice a year, just after Paris Fashion Week in the calendar of International Fashion Weeks. It showcases the collections of Portuguese Fashion Designers, with the mission to disseminate the best national fashion to the world.

Designed for professional audiences, including press, buyers, textile industry, also receives guests of the designers, as well as representatives of the artistic, cultural, business and institutional areas. ModaLisboa - Lisboa Fashion Week is a meeting point, gathering multiple audiences, opinion leaders and trend setters.

25 500
Guests
1 000 000
TV and online public
450
Journalists

ModaLisboa Sustainable

With the purpose of showing the best practices and the environmental and ethical urgencies in the fashion industry, Associação ModaLisboa has been instituting values and principles of sustainable development in all stages and planning parameters of Lisboa Fashion Week and also seeks to sensitize partners, suppliers, staff and all stakeholders that make the event happen for the adoption of good practices, in order to continue to evolve sustainably. Since 2017, ModaLisboa has been promoting several events to a fairer, safer and more transparent fashion industry.
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ModaLisboa Sustainable

Sangue Novo

Sangue Novo - Young Designers Competition it’s a platform showcasing the ideas and works of several young fashion designers, including finalists of the fashion courses in Portuguese and foreign schools. Sangue Novo final result is a Fashion Show integrated in the official calendar of ModaLisboa - Lisboa Fashion Week, presenting the work of the finalists to press and to the public. The contest is annual with two stages of selection. Applications run between May and June of each year.
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Sangue Novo

Check Point

Check Point is a new space for dialogue, designed for creatives, entrepreneurs and all the professional public of Lisbon Fashion Week. Check Point integrates the conferences Fast Talks, workshops and round-tables, in parallel with networking moments, which aim national and international dissemination of the latest trends in the fashion business. A space for dialogue and for thinking the future, the market and its challenges. The market and the world are changing rapidly, and it is urgent to reflect the future, bring agents of change closer together, and foster a collaborative spirit that allows us create added value and find better solutions.
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Check Point

Fast Talks

Fat Talks brings together a panel of experts to reflect first-hand their experiences and visions of the future, addressing key themes in the fashion industry such as sustainability, technology and innovation, the new paradigms in brand creation and distribution. In an informal conversation, this interdisciplinary discussion will address multiple confronting historical and cultural concepts, definitions, and projections. Over the course of several editions, Fast Talks have brought together industry leading players such as Trend Union, Farfetch, Polimoda, Vivienne Westwood, GFX, Vogue, and guests including Danilo Venturi, Brigitte Stepputtis, Paul Gorman, Priscila Alexandre, Miguel Bento, Misha Pinkhasov, amongst others.
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Fast Talks

Wonder Room

Wonder Room is a pop-up store of Portuguese brands that brings together a unique selection of fashion & lifestyle products. With a unique product offering, Wonder Room discovers a wide range of authors and brands that focus on design, innovation, sustainability and craftmanship. Focused on single-product brands and new products, this platform is dedicated to entrepreneurship and national creation. Started in 2013, Wonder Room introduced several fashion and lifestyle projects, which we highlight Senhor Prudêncio, Ideal & Co, Urso Tigre, Green Boots, among many others.
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Wonder Room

Workstation

Workstation was originally created in MODALISBOA to challenge photographers to capture and show their visual perspective of everything happening during Lisboa Fashion Week. However, the artistic success of the platform has made in evolve and come to present a wider, more eclectic and illustrative vision of the artistic mosaic that is lived during the events of ModaLisboa. Workstation has become a multidisciplinary platform, which includes fashion happenings and photography and illustration exhibitions.
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Workstation

United Fashion

In 2017, a group of seven European Fashion organizations came together to create a project that defended, promoted and developed independent Fashion in Europe. In an unprecedented action and co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union, UNITED FASHION was born. MAD - Home of Creators (BE), Baltic Fashion Federation (LV), Fashion Council Germany (DE), Fashion Weekend Skopje (MK), Flanders DC (BE), Maisons de Mode Lille-Roubaix (FR), and Associação ModaLisboa (PT) pledged to boost the industry, establish connections, build bridges and eliminate borders.
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United Fashion