Francisco Pereira was born in 1997, in Leiria. Driven by the art world, he finished his studies in Visual Arts, in 2015.
His love for fashion took him to the Instituto Politécnico of Castelo Branco, ESART, where he completed his degree in Fashion and Textile Design, in 2019. In the same year he was one of the finalists of the Portuguese Fashion News contest, where he won the second place.
Photo: Diana Gomes
The Derek Ridgers’ photographs in one of the Ibiza’s biggest nightclubs in the 80s are the initial idea for this spring/summer 2020 collection.
The intoxicating and extravagant atmosphere brought by the nightlife attracted many people who sought to tune out the world for a moment and deconstruct their prejudices. Inspired by eccentricity, fetishistic behavior, and the environment where freedom of expression prevailed, emerged the “Girl Gone Wild” collection.
The festive atmosphere and noisy images are interpreted through graphic prints, which merge themselves with classic patterns, sparkles and transparencies. The silhouette used will create a fusion between classic pieces, with bulky shoulders, tighter pieces, and more fluid pieces, signaling and deconstructing the formality of everyday life, contrasting with the noisy and free view of the nightlife of the time.