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.
I DON’T KNOW IF THIS EXISTS is the first performance-based commission at Lisbon Fashion Week centering on human body culture in relationship with painting, sculpture, sound and fashion. In a scenographic and sensory multimedia installation, Constança Entrudo explores the concept of Illusion as a premonition of a reality that does not yet exist in that form. The installation is activated by a series of live performances in which painted models inhabit the space and become living paintings. The result is a hybrid collection, where photographic prints appear like film stills through these themes of fragmentation and distortion and Ill-fitting layers, unfinished garments coming apart and irregular hemlines interact with the set design in an illusory and playful way.