Martim Alvarez started his artistic career in 2015, in the Costume and Set Design course at António Arroio school, collaborating with the Companhia Nacional de Bailado. In September 2018, he started a degree in Fashion and Textile Design at the Escola Superior de Artes Aplicadas, in Castelo Branco.
In 2018, he created the VEXO magazine, dedicated to national creatives, working with artists, photographers and designers. He was an intern Designer at Lidija Kolovrat's atelier and styling assistant to designer Archie Dickens. Recently, he has been working in the wardrobe of artists such as Ana Moura and Pedro Mafama. Now, Martim is dedicated to his brand, AMOR DE LA CALLE.
Photo: Beatriz Pessoa
001 – ‘99
001 collection has as its theme the human being's personal and artistic revolution, having as references Portugal Futurista, a publication from 1917, and one of the most emblematic figures of Spanish television, Cristina Veneno. Disparate universes, but that meet due to their rebellion, freedom, and artistic contribution in Iberian history.
Demystifying the "gender", the highlights are the typographic arrangements present in Portugal Futurista and the revolutionary movement in themselves, being key inspirations in Martim Alvarez’s creative process. From Veneno, he took inspiration from the negative spaces and openings that their garments presented, as well as in her disruptive attitude.
Shoes and accessories: Francisco Correia
Jewelry: Portugal Jewels
Music: Beatriz Madruga