fashion: the circuit
Moda Lisboa '07
Above: Filipe Faisca and Anabela Baldaque.
Online exclusive: Lisboa is one of Europes
trendiest cities and its designers are no exception, as Tiago Espírito
Santo reports from Fashion Week
LISBOA is becoming one of Europes
trendiest cities. Besides the great weather, beaches and historical
surroundings, Lisboa has been great host to innumerous events through
the last few years, including the MTV
Awards last year and Jennifer Lopezs début Seven
Wonders of the World performance.
Fashion, as we have the opportunity to show first-hand,
is also getting big in Portugal's capital city. Its a fusion
of great new designers, conceptual ideas, textures and models. In
this online special, we examine some of the designers familiar to
Lucire readers, showing earlier this year at Moda Lisboa,
Lisboas Fashion Week.
With more that 500 international journalists,
1,000 production workers and more than 40,000 visitors, Fashion
Week was the biggest fashion event in Portugal this year. The National
History Museum set the stage for linking historical culture to fashion
The surprise of the year. The only thing that would surprise me
even more would be sheep on the catwalk instead of models. His Rural
collection provides a genius blend between country life and Pariss
simple life. This was rurban chic. Romantic silhouettes
were dramatically enhanced by dense and compact materials, elastic
tweed, woollen sarge and silk shantung.
Rebirth collection is inspired on Chinese themes like Beijing's
dust, the willow trees and even abandoned rice prairies. Full of
magnetism, mystery and delicacy, this collection reflects the tales
and legends of an empire and its rebirth.
The silhouettes presented in this collection are
composed of short rustled skirts, deep low-neck dresses and tight
garments (such as trousers). Oxide greens and greys meet light and
textured beiges in silk patterned cloths, printed knitwear and relief
The collection is followed by impressive accessories
like wooden heels, large and shining handbags and stained leather
in hand accessories.
High-waist pants meet pleats and turn-ups, while shirts with trench
coat details are complemented by old-school pullovers.
Dresses with puffed sleeve caps take us back to
old-style Brazil with a touch of Spanish flavour. Gambina defines
her man in a clean image: white shirt, straight-legged
trousers and diamond-patterned knitwear; patterned shirts distressed
by dyeing and washing; and asymmetric detailing.
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