Born and based in Lisbon, Constança Entrudo graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2017 with a BA in Textile Design. She has worked as a designer for Balmain, Peter Pilotto and Marques'Almeida.
For her SS19 collection she held her first catwalk show in Lisbon Fashion Week and quickly gained notoriety for her deconstructed woven fabrics that result from a process which involves bonded recycled threads. Known for combining handmade fabrics and bold graphic prints, Constança Entrudo has attracted attention from the likes of Suzy Menkes, who cited her fabrics as “high quality of handwork” on Vogue UK and many other press. All her pieces are created in accordance with her belief that making clothes is about the way we reuse flat fabric to a 3D figure form of the human body.
Constança Entrudo was the winner of The Who’s Next Prize last September in Lille, France.
For SS22, Constança Entrudo invites you to a presentation exploring the relationship between written word and visual form.
In this collection, Constança has developed a new and site-specific multimedia installation compris- ing five elements: textiles, performance, sound, sculpture and visual poetry. With this performance, Constança aims to privilege a moment in time - to create a glitch - in a world where everything happens in a now now now now now now now now now now now now now now now now now now way.
The result is a deeply personal collection, in which visual poems written in collaboration with artist Isabella Toledo appear through these themes of fragmentation and distortion and handwoven fabrics coming apart interact with the set design in an illusional and playful way.
We must not forget the influence of 60s concrete poetry, inspired by manifestos and poems from Europeans and Brazilians as well as the vibrant international art scene in New York City, the anti-war and pro-civil rights protests, and popular culture’s fascination with systems and technology. The literary poetics reduce language to an eloquent semiotic code system and universal visual language.
Photography: Igor Pjörrt
Collaboration: Isa Toledo
Art Direction: Bernardo Maria
Casting and consulting: David Motta
Set Design: Outland; Ana Semedo; Tiago Curado Almeida
Soundtrack: Dexter; João Ervedosa; Maria Amor
Hair: Cláudio Pacheco for Chiado Studio
Make-up: Antónia Rosa Atelier
Nail Design: Vanity Poison