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.
Photo: Matilde Cunha
A STUDY OF LOST OBJECTS
Fora de Jogo is a collaborative project that emerges from a need to return to the elementary study of Fashion Design and the refuse of a fast-paced, massive production environment.
"A Study of Lost Objects" approaches lost preloved contemporary objects, discovered between Porto and Lisbon, from 2017 onwards. Objects are translated into textiles; textures, shapes and silhouettes are fused together and manipulated using handmade techniques, creating an abstract visual interpretation of each object.