From an early age linked to the artistic production, Inês Manuel Baptista graduated in Art History from the University of Coimbra. Her creative language expands beyond fashion. She was a dancer and teacher of classical ballet, having been part of her career the design of dance costumes.
Emphasizing the need to enrich her career in the world of art, she found in fashion a new way of expression, bringing her narratives to life through her creations. In 2018 she joined the Master in Fashion Design at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon.
“Catarse” is a tribute to an event that acted like liberation.
A work of archeology of memory in order to unveil and materialize experiences, explores the delicate balance between the pleasure we obtain from the moments and the freedom of its detachment, the acceptance of transience, the dialogue between time and memory.
Explores the connection between skin, fabric, texture, weight as the paradox that lies within them, the choice of black as an objective and neutral color, allowing the focus on the construction.
The upcycling of the leather emphasizes the role of clothing as history and memory that survives the body and receives the human mark from, the overlapping of the components, the sealing of the ribbing, its trace, the folds, underline the emotional load, when grouped together report several moments in themselves.
A visual connection with the past, present and future leading up to this moment.