André Vieira (Póvoa de Varzim, 1995) started working in real estate, at 18, but the need to leave his comfort zone and expand his horizons led him to travel to Italy, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, France, and Switzerland.
After his goals were met, he returned to Portugal and began his studies in fashion design at Modatex Porto. His family has always been linked to the textile industry, and this was the ultimate key to choosing fashion design and not another area.
COLL.6.17’s concept is based on a duality between two ideological principles, freedom and imprisonment. The Designer developed a study of multiple forms in which he defined specific characteristics in each of the principles: in the case of freedom, “the force that wants to be free” is represented as having organic, bulky and asymmetrical forms. The imprisonment, on the other hand, adopted geometric lines, with cleaner and more contained shapes, reinforcing this tightness with elastics. That said, the development of the collection represents these two opposites in a process of metamorphosis.
Based on these characteristics, the entire collection was designed with a lot of experimentation in the bust, using techniques such as moulage, in which the resulting work on the bust was then digitally completed in photoshop, by image manipulation resulting in the idealization of the final piece.