Fast Talks and Designer Talks. New formats, new themes and new visions. Light and deep, short and long, political and sweet conversations. As if two old friends shared a cup of coffee, or as if the most disparate people on the face of the Earth sat down to talk, with no one watching — but we watched and now we’re broadcasting it. Online, on all of ModaLisboa’s digital platforms, and Onsite, at Lisboa Fashion Week’s Resort. Because ModaLisboa MAIS were about conversations, about discussions, about searches, about freedom.

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Patrick Duffy in conversation with Carolina Álvarez-Ossorio and Amanda Parkes about the importance of Innovation and Activism in the building of ethically responsible brands, events and initiatives. These three speakers share a background on the promotion of sustainable fashion, new ways of consumption and exploring innovative alternatives in terms of materials and processes among the general public.

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Nuno Gama and Tiago Manaia, talking at 46Lisboa.

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Joana Duarte and Vítor Belanciano, talking at 46Lisboa.

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What to expect from a conversation between the President of Associação ModaLisboa and Hugo Van Der Ding? Everything.

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Lidija Kolovrat and Patrícia Barnabé, talking at 46Lisboa.

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Olga Noronha and Inês Lopes Gonçalves, talking at 46Lisboa.

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Alfredo Orobio, Diana Verde Nieto and Gabriele Moschin shared their vision for the future, what they would change if they were in charge and what can each and every one (from professionals to consumers) do to build a better future for the fashion industry.

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Rosário de Mello e Castro talked with José Ricardo Cabaço about Fashion Communication in a world of continuous change, addressing the topics of behaviour prediction, changing habits and the new desires and needs of consumers in contemporary and future settings.

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Catarina Barreiros and Daniel Mota Pinto brought to this talk two different sides of promoting sustainability: among consumers and with brands. Catarina brought about the side of digital influence and activism, the growing interest of the audience in the fashion industry, demanding ethical products and transparent processes. Daniel demonstrated his mission and his experience as a consultant with fashion brands, helping out in the conversion and reconsideration of their processes, strategies, ethical choices and environmental responsibility.

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Patrícia Barnabé introduced us to the brand Islanna and its founder, Islana Rosa, whose goal and mission is the empowerment and visibility of black women in the Fashion industry. The conversation was driven by the motivation of Islanna for the creation of this project and naturally evolved towards the representativeness gap in our environment.

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This conversation could have been just the sharing of experiences from three international careers, their management, strategy, determination and essential motivation. But since we are talking about Paulo Pires, Luís Borges and Maria Borges, it was much more than that. 

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Highlighting the intersections between the languages of music, entertainment and fashion, we brought to the stage of ModaLisboa’s Resort, Raquel Strada, Branko, Gisela João and Marta Gonçalves (Hibu’s designer). Because fashion is, and has always been, about (and a part of) culture.

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We highlighted the importance of valuing the local heritage, of Portuguese know-how through the testimony and experience of Joana Astolfi, Filipe Faísca and Paulo Gonçalves, in a conversation moderated by Patrícia Barnabé. Through these three visions, we understand that both in the field of creation and in the production industry, the legacy of the Portuguese tradition is decisive, distinctive and has ample potential for building a responsible and promising future.

MEET THE SPEAKERS
Patrick Duffy

Patrick Duffy

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Duffy founded Global Fashion Exchange (GFX) in 2013 with the mission of challenging the fashion industry to create a more sustainable world through cultural forums and events. In addition to GFX, he also manages global partnerships for Common Objective, launched Mr. Duffy, a 100% circular, sustainable-focused fashion collection, and is a partner of Design Pavilion in New York.

Amanda Parkes

Amanda Parkes

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Amanda Parkes is a fashion scientist with over 15 years of experience in fashion innovation, sustainability, wearable technology, interaction design and smart materials spanning research, development, and product commercialization for start ups and major tech and fashion companies. She is currently the Chief Innovation Officer of Pangaia brand, as well as the Chief Innovation Officer of Future Tech Lab.

Carolina Álvarez-Ossorio

Carolina Álvarez-Ossorio

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Carolina Álvarez-Ossorio is at the forefront of communication and marketing for Ecoalf, the Spanish brand that recovers ocean floor waste and transforms it into plastic fiber for the creation of high-quality clothing. Ecoalf's other major target is the re-education of consumers and industry itself, exposing them to the circular economy system and new consumption habits; because in the end, it doesn't matter what we do, but how.

Nuno Gama

Nuno Gama

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Nuno Gama was born in Azeitão, and graduated in Fashion Design by Citex, in Porto. He began his collaboration with the textile industry very early on and began selling his collections in selected stores in Lisbon and Porto. In 1993, he launched his brand, which has since been presented at ModaLisboa - Lisboa Fashion Week. Along with the development of its collections, he often collaborates in the creation of wardrobes for dance and theatre shows and develops uniforms for various entities.

Tiago Manaia

Tiago Manaia

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Tiago Manaia studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur D'Art Dramatique, in Paris, having worked as a cinema actor with Christophe Honoré. Back to Lisbon, he worked in theatre plays directed by Luís Miguel Cintra at Teatro da Cornucópia. In 2008 he began writing about music, society, art and fashion.

Joana Duarte

Joana Duarte

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BÉHEN is a project created by an avid dreamer that travels to lands beyond the sun, but always leaves a foot in Portugal. Joana Duarte, Fashion Designer, went to London for her master's degree at Kingston University, and started to fall in love with untold stories. Those with adventures colored by saris, berber tribes and other characters who took her with them. Today, she focuses on making garments with old bedspreads and all the other fabrics that she can find in her grandmother's trunk.

Vítor Belanciano

Vítor Belanciano

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He made a mistake in enrolling in Law, passed through Sociology, graduated in Anthropology. He likes the countryside, grew up in the suburbs, he’s in the middle of the city, sometimes he’s also a cultural journalist, music critic, social scientist, DJ or professor. He’s interested in translating complex realities in a simple way.

Eduarda Abbondanza

Eduarda Abbondanza

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The President of Associação ModaLisboa and founder of Lisboa Fashion Week has an extensive career that encompasses numerous projects and diverse fields of specialization. She combines the direction of the ModaLisboa project with Fashion Design teaching, creative brand direction and design consultancy. She’s a member of several international boards, elevating and promoting Portuguese fashion in the international context over more than 25 years.

Hugo Van Der Ding

Hugo Van Der Ding

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Hugo van der Ding was born in Amsterdam in the late 70’s or 80’s, but lives in Lisbon. Or the other way around. He’s the author, among many others, of the A Criada Malcriada. Meanwhile, he also became a cartoonist, cronist, writer, theater author, actor, radio and television presenter, and a few more things of the same genre. 

Lidija Kolovrat

Lidija Kolovrat

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Bosnian born designer with a background in cinema and fashion, Lidija Kolovrat defines her language through deconstruction, urban culture and arts, being recognized as a prominent artist in Portugal and regularly exhibiting video-art and installations in galleries and museums. As the head designer of Kolovrat, Lidija’s personal vision and dynamic are materialized in the unique fashion collections she creates and seasonally shows at ModaLisboa.

Patrícia Barnabé

Patrícia Barnabé

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Graduated in Communication at Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas, specializing in journalism, Patrícia Barnabé was editor-in-chief of Vogue Portugal for 15 years. Today she writes about the world,  Portugal and her talent in the UP, the inboard magazine of Tap Air Portugal, collaborates with Máxima, now online, and subscribes to articles for Prinçipal and Portuguese Soul magazines, APICCAPS, among other projects connected to fashion, culture and lifestyle.

Olga Noronha

Olga Noronha

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Graduated in Jewellery Design in 2011 from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, Olga Noronha was then titled Researcher at CITAD and was invited to teach at the Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. In 2012, she completed a Masters degree In Design Research (MRes) at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Currently PhD, Olga Noronha is linked to several national and international academic institutions as well as to the Museum Del Gioiello Vicenza, in Italy, recently taking over partial curatorship of the museum.

Inês Lopes Gonçalves

Inês Lopes Gonçalves

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Inês Lopes Gonçalves is a broadcaster at Antena 3 and television presenter at RTP. She’s the host of the talk show Traz P'rá Frente, RTP Memória, with Júlio Isidro, Nuno Markl, Fernando Alvim and Álvaro Costa and the host of 5 Para a Meia Noite, airing every Thursday night at RTP. She began her path as a journalist at Rádio Renascença, she worked at Sport Tv, Canal Q, and wrote at Time Out magazine, Sábado and Expresso.

Alfredo Orobio

Alfredo Orobio

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In an industry where everyone talks about ego, Orobio, fashion designer, created the largest fashion collective in the world. More than 15.000 designers in 93 countries build the collaborative network that makes up AWAYTOMARS, which tests the benefits of co-creation season after season.

Diana Verde Nieto

Diana Verde Nieto

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With a degree in Global Leadership & Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, Diana is the Co-Founder and CEO of Positive Luxury, the company behind the Butterfly Mark, a trust mark awarded to luxury brands in recognition of their commitment to having a positive impact on people and our planet. Positive Luxury uses technology to demystify sustainability and positively communicate a brand’s actions directly to the consumer.

Gabriele Moschin

Gabriele Moschin

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Gabriele Moschin is the Head of Education for both the Fashion Design and Fashion Business Departments, at Polimoda. He is a creative brand strategist, planner and copywriter, living and working between Milan and Florence. Previously, he was the Head of Business Department and a Senior Professor at Polimoda, teaching Art Direction, Branding, Strategic Planning, Corporate Social Responsibility and Fashion Communications for both Undergraduate and Master courses. 

Rosário de Mello e Castro

Rosário de Mello e Castro

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Rosário started her career at Vogue Portugal in 2007. She wrote for the Beauty and Lifestyle sections, and in 2016 she became the website's editor. At the end of 2017, she performed the same job at Máxima, and in the following year he moved to the coordination of Visão Se7e. She ended up returning to the Cofina group, where he has been since the end of 2018, working on several sites, including Máxima, which he now directs.

José Ricardo Cabaço

José Ricardo Cabaço

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Cabaço heads up adidas’ Creator Farm in Brooklyn, which brings together creatives from different disciplines to help define adidas’ future culture. He is a Product Designer but throughout his career has transitioned to Art Director, Retail Designer, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Photographer and Creative Director. He is also a member of the Technology and Innovation Council at the Guggenheim Museum.

Catarina Barreiros

Catarina Barreiros

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Catarina has a masters in Architecture, worked as a fashion stylist, advanced for a masters in Management and worked in Digital Marketing. First at a fashion retailer, after that in a pharmaceutic. Since then, she has turned to the world of sustainability. She created the project Do Zero, where she studied some topics related to sustainability, to communicate them with a community of people interested about the subject.  

Daniel Mota Pinto

Daniel Mota Pinto

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With an extensive experience in the fashion industry, Daniel has been linked to sustainable development in the textile sector for the past four years, as Strategy Director of Scoop, a Portuguese clothing company specialized in technical clothing that stands out for being a pioneer in the incorporation of sustainability in its strategy, having been one of the first signatories of the UN Global Compact. 

Islana Rosa

Islana Rosa

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Islana Rosa is the founder of Islanna, a pioneering new fashion brand that blends Brazilian and European style references. Sustainability is part of the brand's DNA, and they work uniquely with accredited ethical producers in the EU and has invested in production methods with the lowest environmental impact.

Paulo Pires

Paulo Pires

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Paulo Pires, actor and ex-model, is one of the most recognized performers on the Portuguese scene. His career began in Fashion in the 1990s. In 1993, Paulo Pires made his cinema debut with Zéfiro (1993), a film by José Álvaro Morais. After this participation, he starred in numerous projects and quickly became a regular presence on national television, as a lead role in series and soap operas.

Maria Borges

Maria Borges

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Maria Borges is a world-renowned supermodel, cultural ambassador, and entrepreneur. She has featured on the runway shows and advertisement campaigns of some of the world’s most prestigious fashion and beauty houses, including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, Giorgio Armani, L’Oréal, Versace, Balmain,Jean Paul Gaultier, Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, Elie Saab and Victoria’s Secret, to name just a few. In 2013 she joined the exclusive club of Victoria's Secret runway models.

Luís Borges

Luís Borges

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Luis Borges is a Portuguese model who, in just one year, has participated in four global campaigns that earned him the entrance on the top 50 from the prestigious models.com site: Tommy Hilfiger, United Colors of Benetton, Paul Smith and Etro. Usual presence in Fashion Week from Lisbon to Paris and Milan, he has walked on the runway shows for widely known houses such as Yves Saint Laurent, Dior Homme, Hermès, Iceberg, Costume National and Custo Barcelona.

Raquel Strada

Raquel Strada

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Raquel began her career as an actress in 2001 and discovered the hosting world through TV shows such as Dá-lhe Gás, Factor X, Achas que Sabes Dançar, or, more recently, 100% Moda Portugal at SIC Notícias. In 2016 she entered the world of the blogosphere and launched the iconic BlueGinger. She’s the ambassador of one of some of the biggest international brands such as Armani, Kérastase, Stefanel or Huawei. Today, Raquel Strada adds successes and is one of the great references in the world of fashion and entrepreneurship.

Branko

Branko

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Branko is the face of the activism of the Global Club Music. His presence in the BBC Radio 1 raised the level not only of his own mission but also of his partners of all times, Buraka Som Sistema. Producer, songwriter, DJ and a visionary, João Barbosa (Branko) is the name linked to Enchufada (label he founded) and Buraka Som Sistema (founding member), among other projects.

Marta Gonçalves

Marta Gonçalves

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Marta Gonçalves is the designer of Portuguese brand, HIBU. Founded in 2013 that creates genderless pieces, crossing multidisciplinary references and a minimal deconstructed aesthetic through a relaxed approach.

Gisela João

Gisela João

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One of fado's headiest voices, Gisela João, has now firmly established herself in the public eye as a leading contemporary performer of Portuguese music. She has already garnered a whole host of awards, from Blitz, Time Out and Expresso, and also a Golden Globe for best Portuguese singer. 

Joana Astolfi

Joana Astolfi

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Joana Astolfi is an architect, plastic artist, collector and voyeuse. Astolfi graduated in Architecture in England. She lived and worked twelve years away from Portugal, between London, Munique, LA and Venice where she integrated the Fabrica (Benetton Creative Research Center) Team for two years. In 2009 she sets up the Studio Astolfi, an atelier with a team of 20 collaborators: architects, designers, craftsman and sculptors.

Filipe Faísca

Filipe Faísca

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Filipe Faísca lives and works in Lisbon, where he graduated in Fashion Design for IADE. In 1991 he integrated the Official Selection for Mediterranean European Young Creative Biennale in Spain and presented his first collection at ModaLisboa. In 1993 he was Ana Salazar’s assistant, and later on opened his own atelier where, since then, he dedicated his craft to multiple projects simultaneously. He was awarded twice with a Globo de Ouro of Best Portuguese Fashion Designer (2007 and 2015).

Paulo Gonçalves

Paulo Gonçalves

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With a degree in Communication, Paulo Gonçalves is APICCAPS’ Communications Director and Spokesperson, Portuguese Soul’s Director and President of Oporto’s Cáritas Diocesana. He’s also the mentor of the internationally award-winning Portuguese Shoes - The sexiest Industry in Europe campaign.

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Fast Talks and Designer Talks. New formats, new themes and new visions. Light and deep, short and long, political and sweet conversations. As if two old friends shared a cup of coffee, or as if the most disparate people on the face of the Earth sat down to talk, with no one watching — but we watched and broadcasting it. Online, on all of ModaLisboa’s digital platforms, and Onsite, at Lisboa Fashion Week’s Resort. Because ModaLisboa MAIS were about conversations, about discussions, about searches, about freedom.

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