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.
THE LAST BUS
A Liminal space between wanting to do and what will be done, the incident moment in the history of a being in space before its resolution. The period of discomfort, waiting and transformation. Moment when habits, beliefs and personal or spatial identity disintegrate. Space of opportunity and liberation. The catharsis of being, space, consciousness and time.
It is in this state, conscious or unconscious, of being on the edge or between two different states of existence that the purpose resides and propagates.