João Oliveira was born in Ovar, in 1993. He studied Fashion and Textile Design at ESART, in Castelo Branco ESART, completed in 2014.
His first collection, Effeuiller (SS 17), was presented at ModaLisboa's Sangue Novo platform, with which he was selected to represent Portugal at the FashionClash Festival 2017, in Maastricht. With the following collection, Society (FW 17/18), he won the ModaLisboa Award, which allowed him to attend summer courses at NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, in Milano.
After two seasons out, João Oliveira integrates the ModaLisboa's new platform for young designers: Workstation.
Trout Mask Replica, the brilliant point of inspiration. From a process of unbridled creative freedom, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band launched in 1969 a revolutionary album, whose compositions are characterized by the unusual blend of rhythms, textures, shades and surrealistic lyrics. The result of this glorious confusion becomes a masterpiece almost impossible which entangles naive impulses in the rigid structure of erudition.
From the same harmonic antagonism emerge “Desculpado”, of the primordial creativity impulse, almost childish and free for evaluations and prejudices, sewn forcibly in the canons of art, in the aesthetics of the moment. The conflict of ideas and themes, the opposition between reflection and intuition, the overlapping of memories and images, the obsessive attraction to the bizarre and grotesque, the provocation of awe and repulsion.
If Trout Mask Replica is capable of piercing the eardrum of the more conservative listener, so “Desculpado” intends to hurt the observer's retina "That's what I want!"
SPONSORS: Sorema; Hugo Manuel