Constança Entrudo graduated from Central Saint Martins School in 2017 with a BA in Textile Design. She has worked as a textile designer for Balmain, Peter Pilotto and Marques'Almeida.
In 2018, she founded her eponymous label and presented her first collection at ModaLisboa – Lisboa Fashion Week, and quickly gained notoriety for her deconstructed woven fabrics with bonded recycled threads, bold graphic prints and irregular proportions.
Research, experimentation and a sense of humor are the basis of Constança Entrudo's unique creations. The designer creates with absolute freedom from preexisting design frameworks, using trial-and-error methods to arrive at the label’s exclusive fabric technologies. Meticulously made by hand, all her pieces are created in accordance with her belief that making clothes is about the way we reuse flat fabric to a 3D figure form of the human body.
All her production methods are focused on upcycling, harnessing the transformative power of craft and creativity to minimize our impact on the environment and reinforce our positive connection with nature.
In addition to Lisboa Fashion Week, Constança Entrudo has already presented her work at London Fashion Week (SS21) and Paris Fashion Week (FW21 and SS22). In September 2019, she won The Who's Next Prize, in Lille, France.
UNCERTAIN COSMIC BURST
Imagine having a sun that is not hot, and a sky that ends somewhere. The Autumn/ Winter 2022 Constança Entrudo's collection explores the illusion of being close to the sun, weaving together the conviction that senses are meant to be stimulated and the mind made to be expanded.
As in all of Constança’s collections, compelling surfaces and handmade fabrics give way to simple silhouettes. Focusing on absolute archetypes of everyday wear — suit trousers, blazers, pencil skirts, puffer jackets and slip dresses — Constança allows herself to experiment with innovative materials and techniques. A new balance of proportion is found through weaving and quilting into garments — retaining the believable character of each, yet altering their relationship with the body. Handmade woven gradient puffer jackets and skirts, felted blazers and painted silk dresses remain the focal point of the collection and materials used in an emblematic form.
Inspired by Adolf Gottlieb's abstract Burst paintings, this collections' hand painted solar prints reflect an atmospheric ground of luminous colour, exploring the use of negative space, emotion and colour. Through the use of materials such as mohair and cotton canvas to create solar compositions, Constança suggests infinity intertwined with illusion.