Moda Lisboa: Discover The Best Trends and Highlights Of The 53rd Edition ♦ Moda Lisboa Collective was held from October 10th until the 13th. Dino Alves, Gonçalo Peixoto, Nuno Gama, Luís Carvalho, Luís Onofre and Ricardo Preto were some of the names that submit their spring/summer proposals for 2020. The main trends? Strong colours like red and yellow, and soft tone like the amazing pastels – water green! Secrets From Portugal brings you the summary of the best moments, trends and highlights of the 53rd edition of Moda Lisboa, keep reading to see the big trends of the upcoming hot season.
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The building of the Old General Workshop of Uniforms and Equipment hosted two catwalks where the proposals for the spring of next year were presented by Nuno Gama, Imauve, João Magalhães, Patrick de Padua, Ricardo Preto, Aleksandar Protic, Luís Onofre, Ricardo Andrez and Dino Alves, as well as the collection Alexandra Moura created for the Decenio brand.
Luís Onofre is undoubtedly one of the loudest names in Portuguese fashion. Designer Oliveira de Azeméis presented his spring/summer collection this Saturday, October 12th, at Moda Lisboa, and did not disappoint. A varied collection where there is no shortage of voluminous sneakers, mules, low boots and applique shoes.
The fashion industry is changing. The creators adjust presentation timings, redefine the logic of collections, and embrace sustainability by subverting the whole process of designing what is and isn’t trending. After the end of Moda Lisboa the designers’ goal was understood: The ultimate trend – the one that prevails and increasingly stands out – is to adapt the creation to new demands and needs.
Nuno Gama, the man of the show, changed the conventional format for a performance of poetic contours. The basis of the work was actually literary. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s “O Principezinho” is not only a world classic, but it is also a cult work for the creator himself, who owns a collection that accumulates different editions on the bookshelves. “It’s a childhood memory and the first tattoo I got on my body is part of me,” he reveals in a conversation with the Observer.
Last Saturday was a busy day. In total, there were ten parades that took place in the former Army General Uniform and Equipment Offices, with emerging names occupying a considerable portion of the alignment. It was the day of Imauve, the journey started by Inês de Oliveira precisely two years ago. Her collections are now stories, small editions of pieces that the young creator is releasing more often. This time he presented us with a two in one – a small basic capsule and an eye wink next summer based on the vibrant colours of Mexico.
In parallel with the parade calendar, one of the rooms of the building received the presentation of the project “Don´t be shy, touch yourself!”, Which brought together the designer Luís Carvalho and Tânia Dioespirro, a Portuguese stylist recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The moment was marked by the launch of a t-shirt, a symbol of this self-examination awareness action. The piece is already on sale, costs 35 euros and 85% of the amount will be donated to the Portuguese League Against Cancer.
With Dino Alves, the catwalk was covered with talcum powder, becoming a kind of big boudoir. The details of the underwear jumped out, from nude tones and lace to garters and structures that refer to petticoats and crinolines. The designer mainly used recycled fabrics and silk organza. Endowed with a certain romanticism, but equally marked by Dino Alves’ graphic design, the “Private Place” collection ended the second day of fashion shows.
Luís Carvalho closed the 53rd edition of ModaLisboa. In the time machine, it retreated to the 1920s and yet managed to resist the most obvious inspirations and references of what is the craziest decade of the last century. The designer had already visited Paris during fashion week, but the static presentation format allowed only a small part of the collection to be shown. And for Luis, nothing like a good triumphant parade. Two women (or two faces of the same woman) were on an equal footing – the feathers and sequins and the tailoring and chalk stripe. The euphoria and emancipation of almost 100 years ago have been tempered with art.
The next edition of ModaLisboa will take place on March 2020, and it seems that it will be held again in the former Army General Uniform and Equipment Workshops.
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