Tiago Loureiro, 27, was born in Lisbon in 1991. He has a degree in Fashion Design at Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, and frequented the Master in the same area at Faculdade de Arquitetura, Lisboa. After the internships at Lidija Kolovrat atelier and Grupo Diniz & Cruz, he launched his own brand BANDA at ModaLisboa (Lisbon Fashion Week), where he presented design capsules during five consecutive seasons.
In 2015, Tiago was nominated for Prémios Novos (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian) for best New Fashion Designer. In 2017 he assumes his own name with a capsule called Nome (Name), presented at Wonder Room. Also in 2017, he designed the costumes for Ressaca, by the choreographer David Marques, which was nominated for the Autores 2018 awards by SPA, as the best choreography in the Dance category.
His designs are driven by his views on society and politics, with subtly graphic aesthetics and emphasis on draped fabrics.
THE GARDEN OF TODAY’S DELIGHTS
During a visit to the Prado Museum in Madrid, I was able to enjoy the most representative selection of paintings by Bosch. One in particular caught my attention: The Garden of the Earthly Delights. Understanding these "delights" as sins, I began to think about those whom I consider to be the greatest sins of our times. Among other possibilities, I have selected gentrification, deforestation, global warming or life in a hypersecure society as subjects of a digital print and translated them into dystopian illustrations, which, as a whole, resemble a wallpaper.
The ambiance tells us about a garden party in the early 1930s, with linens, cotton fabrics, crepes, and muslin in soft tones such as acrylic white, beige, eggshell white, pale pink and vivid colour notes.
The silhouette was constructed from two basic patterns: a 1990 men's blazer and pleated trousers from an earlier collection. The successive draping of their interpretations originated new garments. Each look is a consequence of the previous one.
PARTNERS: BenGoji Shoes; Lia Gonçalves (Jewellery)