Inês Manuel Baptista, graduated with an MA in Fashion Design at Lisbon Faculty of Architecture, in 2020. In the same year she was the winner of the first prize in the Sangue Novo competition at ModaLisboa, as a result she concluded the Polimoda MA Collection Design Program in 2021. Her research focus is interdisciplinary, exploring the relationships between bodily experience, memory and clothing. Her design ethos is centered around upcycling and repurposing second-hand and deadstock materials.
3451, or '3 Seconds To a 45 Watt Lamp at a Distance of 1 Meter', is a personal interpretation of the effect of solarization on Man Ray's photographic work. Solarization originated in an accident, by exposing an image for too long, and Man Ray was the first to use it for an artistic purpose. Thus, this collection tries to recreate the sensation of disincarnation of images, reinforcing their mystery and transporting the viewer to a parallel world, a space that allows him to reflect and search for new meanings in the delicate acceptance of the real, incorporating the paradox between fantasy and reality.
YKK, Botões de Paris
Passamanarias S. Vicente, Tecidos de Coimbra
Ana Gamboa, Antonina Selina, Maria José Mourato, Luís Santos