From an early age, Carolina Machado's (Leiria, 1994) taste for fashion, art and design defines her academic career. Carolina started her training in Visual Arts in 2009 and in 2012 she moved to Oporto to study Fashion Design at ESAD, in Matosinhos, graduating in June 2015.
In October of 2015, she presented her collection at the Sangue Novo – ModaLisboa’s Yound Designers Competition and In 2016 she launched her womenswear brand, where she currently works. In October 2017, she integrated the ModaLisboa’s LAB platform.
The inspiration for this collection comes from a trip made to Capri island in Italy’s Bay of Naples. From the narrow white streets, lined with Tuscany architecture, covered with purple and pink cascading flowers to the turquoise sea, dotted with yachts and sailing boats.
“Dolce Vita” captures the hot breeze of the Italian summer, playing with crinkled, wet and shiny fabric textures, a bright pastel colors and even the typical tie dye prints that are usually seen in beach cover ups.
Oversized, Straight, Midi.
Green, Mint, Orange, Beige, Purple and Lilac.
Cotton, Viscose, Spandex and Rayon.