Artur Dias began his studies at the Soares dos Reis Artistic School, and graduated in Fashion Design at Modatex, Porto. Linked to the performative area from a young age, Artur developed an interest and esteem about everything that is performative and artistic in fashion, exploring its expressiveness and scenographic ambiance. After the presentation of three collections at Sangue Novo, ModaLisboa’s Young Designers Competition, Opiar currently integrates Workstation platform of the same Fashion Week, with his brand OPIAR.
OPIAR addresses clothing based on the philosophies of one-man labor and sustainable slow fashion. All the developed products are made with deadstock, scraps or recycled and upcycled materials. The process is entirely made by the designer, from the design, pattern cutting and the making of the piece. This whole process, in addition to a bigger proximity and work ethic, allows it to be unique and exclusive.
Penumbra is an intimate reflection of the limbo between light and dark. White and black, with broad and minimalist lines, aim to give space to the main focus of the work. The Purpose, Realism and Comfort, physical and psychological. Here a letter is written from light to darkness, from resilience to agony, from future to present. Contemporary dance is where you can give, but not expect. Where the next door you open will not be the same you closed. Because in a sea of bright lighthouses that merges with the stars, courageous is what opens doors in the sky. OPIAR does.
Family, Friends, Helga Gonçalves, João Melo Costa, Modatex