BÉHEN showcased in March 2020 at ModaLisboa. Since then, the brand has been looking for antique textiles all over Portugal. For the project, there are two primary values: reducing environmental impact through up-cycling, a practice for which the brand has become recognized, but also the social impact, through the search for the people who still hold the old knowledge. Today, BÉHEN joins forces with local authorities in the fight against the disappearance of textile crafts in a mission that goes far beyond fashion, and which was only possible to build thanks to the close relationship of the designer, Joana Duarte, with the embroidery and weaving practiced in the different generations of her family. In November 2021, BÉHEN opened their first studio/store in the heart of Lisbon, with the 1st Women's Entrepreneurship Award (AWE), awarded by the U.S. Embassy in Portugal.
MAYBE I'LL WRITE YOU
An ode to childhood and the growing pain called love, embroidered with Swarovski crystals, drop by drop like tears of happiness by real fairies. The celebration of love, the fight of child marriage. Maybe I'll write to you, because sometimes one doesn’t feel like it.
Wedding dresses that wanted to be something else, in partnership with Humana and Aga Khan Foundation. Princess feet covered by left over magic from the production using old Seaside shoes and plates that wanted to speak, immortalized by RAF s know-how, disguised as a fairy godmother.
White, rose, red, blue and yellow.
Antique textiles, bedcovers and table cloths.