João Januário (Santarém, 1995) has a degree in Technical Fashion Design from Escola de Moda de Lisboa, and established his first contacts in the industry under Reality Studio and Litoral ateliers.
2016 and 2017 mark the international experience at Études (Paris) and CMMN SWDN (London). Back in Portugal, he joined Alexandra Moura's studio, and later in 2018, Marques' Almeida as a Garment Technologist.
Today he works in multiple projects connected to the fashion industry and as well on his collaborative project Fora de Jogo, after being one of the winners of Sangue Novo Young Designers contest.
Photo: Matilde Cunha
"Lost Objects" Series 02 compels objects that are essentially different in kind, portraying a complexity between style, identity and make process.
Reflecting on these objects’ connection to past lives and spaces where they previously existed, their interpretation reflects on different social identities that come to belong and coexist with one another.
"Blurred Identities" is a combination of mixed variants and a multiplicity of contrasts, based on the appropriation of these objects, reconstructing their spatial relationship and the relationship with each other.