Filipe Cerejo started his career in Fashion in Porto, but ended up graduating in Fashion design at Middlesex University.
In 2019, his university awarded him with the Ede and Ravencroft Exemplary Work Award, and became a finalist in Sangue Novo, ModaLisboa’s Young Designers Competition. Amongst these achievements, his graduating collection was also showcased in the British Fashion Council and ShowStudio. Since then, he has kept developing new projects and finding ways to invigorate his vision and creative process. He has had his work featured on Fucking Young, French Fries Magazine, Rain magazine, Vogue Italy, among others.
His new craftsmanship has led him to drape and rework traditionally tailored patterns to create his unconventional sportswear approach.
Photo: Nadine Bonazza
“Sabotage” breaks the rules, goes beyond the laws, it’s created a statement. It is from the irreverent 90's that Beastie Boys, the reference for this collection, brings us an overload of oppositions in color contrasts, textures and details.
Always focused on the struggle for their rights, there is a clash of past and present that unifies Brexit and past events in the USA, for which rights have always been defended by Beastie Boys, resulting in a collection inspired by British menswear and highlighting silhouettes from the American streetwear.
This way, a story is told through bold menswear focusing on the search for the truth and authenticity that surrounds us. An optical abstraction is created through the color palette that builds this illusion that emphasizes how blind we are to those around us. Fibers with unusual textures reconcile all the inevitable sabotage created by governments that lead us in a parallel path.