André Jorge, Andreia Reimão, Ari Paiva, Arndes, Benedita Formosinho, Bolota Studio, Feliciano, Fora de Jogo, Pilar do Rio and Rafael Ferreira were the 10 young designers selected for the first phase of Sangue Novo - Young Designers Competition. On the 10 of October, and for the first time since the genesis of the competition, the selected runway collections were not presented at ModaLisboa in a physical runway format: instead the public saw the pieces through video, in a digital experience that answers to the times that we are presently living in and to the times in which we predict to be living in.
It was also digitally that, for the first time, we received the applicants’ portfolios. It was also digitally that, for the first time, the jury met to debate, analyze and, ultimately, choose. Miguel Flor, president of the jury, was joined by Rosário de Mello e Castro, Ricardo Dourado, Adriano Batista and Danilo Venturi to select the five designers that move on to the final phase: Andreia Reimão, Ari Paiva, Arndes, Fora de Jogo, Pilar do Rio and Rafael Ferreira.