MODALISBOA COLLECTIVE is the belief of unity. It is plurality in a word. It is the desire to never stop innovating, to grow, to toast the creativity and work of our creators.
COLLECTIVE started at 10th of October, at the Palácio Sinel de Cordes, where were presented fashion happenings by the young designers of Workstation platform. António Castro reused old fabrics and transformed vintage pieces, transporting us to a handmade universe of fantasy. Inspired by the green color and proximity to the sea, Archie Dickens has combined instinct, craftsmanship and luxury materials to create original and timeless pieces. Cristina Real presented us with a nostalgic “return to the future” through a collection inspired by technology, futurism, pop culture, exaggeration and colorism of the 80's rebels. Federico Protto presented a collection of costumes based on the Greek tragedy “Antigone” by Sophocles. Opiar reflected on the limb between light and dark, in a black and white collection where the large and minimalist shapes predominated. Rita Afonso took us on a travel through childhood.
After Workstation event, it was time for Fast Talks. At the Mercado deSanta Clara, the speakers Alfredo Orobio, Carolina Alvarez-Ossorio, Eva Geraldine Fontanelli and Patrick Duffy spoke about the positive impact of the Fashion Industry, how this sector may be responsible for a change in behaviors and attitudes that accompany urgent environmental, social and ethical needs of the planet. The conversation was moderated by Joana Barrios.
On the 11th, the main catwalk was inaugurated at Antigas Oficinas Gerais de Fardamento e Equipamento do Exército with the Sangue Novo – Young Designers Competition. The 10 young designers Inês Manuel Baptista, Feliciano, Beatriz Julião, Filipe Cerejo, Cêlá (by Naomi Marcela), Ferencz Borbala, André Santos, Francisco Pereira, Louis Appelmansand Flávia Brito presented their proposals for spring/summer 2020 and after the fashion show, the jury composed by Miguel Flor, Lidija Kolovrat, Veronique Branquinho, Adriano Batista and Danilo Venturi announced the 6 finalists who will go to the second phase of the contest: Cêlá, Filipe Cerejo, Flávia Brito, Francisco Pereira, Inês Manuel Baptista and Louis Appelmans. Each finalist will receive a cash prize of 1000 euros and will present a new collection in March 2020. Cêlá was the winner of the The Feeting Room award and will have the opportunity to put her collection up for sale at the Portuguese concept store.
After the presentation of the new fashion talents and to commemorate the 53rd edition of ModaLisboa, APICCAPS gave us a happening within the “Portuguese Shoes” exhibition, which took place at Jardim das Laranjeiras. DJ Fred, from Orelha Negra, set the rhythm for the night.
This was followed by HIBU’s fashion show, a brand that started this edition on LAB platform, with a collection of basics with modern details and oversized silhouettes, influenced by the aesthetic appropriation of the workwear, where black, klein blue, green, knitwear and cotton predominated.
The STONERS by Collision Studios X Assimagra showed us how it is possible to turn marble powder, gold leaf, silver, recycled PVC, acrylic resin, or ecco-plastic into a fashion piece: combining it with manual draping, stamping and dyeing, manual engraving block printing, 3D printing and laser cutting.
Valentim Quaresma played with asymmetries in a military spirit and the dialogue between luxury and spoil, in relaxed and fluid silhouettes. The designer tells us that contemporary fashion is not about trends, not about seasons, not about gender, not about social status. Contemporary fashion is about uniqueness, creativity, sustainability, thinking ahead, individuality. "Contemporary fashion is about you, because you are unique."
“Is there life on Mars?” Was the question posed by Awaytomars, who took us on a travel to an imaginary world full of new shapes, colors, gradients and original prints.
MODALISBOA COLLECTIVE continues today with the shows of Nuno Gama, Imauve, João Magalhães, Patrick de Pádua, Ricardo Preto, #DecenioAlexandraMoura, Aleksandar Protic, Luís Onofre, Ricardo Andrez and Dino Alves. Stay tuned for news, watch the live stream of our creators’ shows and learn about the spring/summer 2020 trends on ModaLisboa's website, Facebook and Instagram.
MODALISBOA COLLECTIVE. Fashion is future. And the future is collective.
10. 11. 12. 13 OCTOBER 2019
ANTIGAS OFICINAS GERAIS DE FARDAMENTO E EQUIPAMENTO DO EXÉRCITO
Official presentation of the Portuguese Designers’ collections.
Lisboa Fashion Week is promoted by the ModaLisboa Association in co-organization with the Municipality of Lisbon. The initiative is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Lisbon Operational Program from Portugal 2020.
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