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.
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.
LA PETITE MORT
What if the concept of hell and paradise didn't exist? The idea of punishment or reward was annulled, death would only be a part of life.
La Petite Mort seeks to explore the limbo between life and death, in a predominantly believing culture that death is the end. Through a fusion of tradition and religious customs, this collection represents a family offering, elaborated with materials and goods belonging to the ancestors, in order to honour their life and illuminate the path of eternal sleep. The idea of a dark and empty ending is rethought in a Prêt-à-Couture Collection, which explores what exists after death.
So death is the end or loss of consciousness in the transition between worlds?
Sponsors: Troficolor; Sepol; Etiglobal; Jarmirex