David Ferreira is a Lisbon based womenswear label created by David Ferreira himself. Naturally from Portugal, he completed the BA (honours) Fashion Design from University of Westminster. The designer's vision stands as the perfect symbiosis between traditional and modernity. Using the craftsmanship and innovative techniques that he gained while working for designers such as Iris Van Herpen, Giles Deacon, Joao Rolo and Meadham Kirchhoff, David developed the skills needed to be able to release women from their natural shape into new silhouettes, giving form to his modern approach to Couture.
Creating highly desirable pieces for the unconventional women, with a passionate strong personal style and a taste for standout pieces of clothing that became a unique extension of themselves, blending the lines between fashion and art.
His own label, created in 2015, earned recognition from industry professionals such as Mel Ottenberg, Candy Pratts Price, Italo Zucchelli and Julie Anne who awarded him the international “VFILES Made Fashion” award in New York. In 2016, David Ferreira was also honored with the Merit Award from the Fashion Scout in London and the Mercedes-Benz Les Etoiles Award in Paris.
Since then, the designer has shown his collections around the world and has collaborated with various celebrities, including Björk, Tyra Banks, Rossy de Palma, Poppy, Janet Jackson, Steff London, Audrey Marney, Nick Knight, Tim Walker, Katy England, Mariano Vivanco, Nicola Formichetti, Amanda Harlech, Hilary Alexander, Karl Willet, B. Akerlund, Jalil Lespert, Georgia Pendlebury, Samantha Burkhart. David Ferreira has also collaborated with various projects and publications such as ID, V magazine, W magazine, Vogue Italia, WWD, Showstudio, Hunger magazine, Vogue Portugal, Marie Claire, Vogue UK, Elle FR, PAPER magazine, Life in Bulgari magazine, among others.
David Ferreira's "S-T-A-U-N-C-H" collection is inspired by the documentary of Albert and David Maysles, Grey Gardens, 1975. David Ferreira was inspired by the staunch elegance of Big and Little Edies in their decadent everyday life, surrounded by the debris of their past as members of New York's high society.
Although the basis of the collection is in the film "Grey Gardens" (1975), the inspiration is not of the regret or sorrow of th “bad luck”of the mother and daughter Bouvier Beale. Instead, it is a celebration of the beauty found on their decadence, the "firm and loyal" elegance of these two women that has not been disintegrated neither by their extreme poverty or social exile. As well as the creativity and individuality of Little Edie's personal style.
This collection plays with transparencies, frills, godés, cut outs and sheepskin as well as finishes of raw edges that become frills.
The color palette mourns in total black looks of silk organza, silk crepe, silk chiffon and lace.