Lisbon Fashion Week 2013

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DAY 2, Sat. 12th Oct. 2013 – Summary

The opportunity to attend this event as International Press for The Fashion Hive means more than having coveted first row seats; it means privileged interviews with the designers, backstage visits and a really intense experience of the entire Fashion Week.

If you are an habitué at Lisbon Fashion Week, you know that Day Two is a very long one. With an early start and a long list of runway shows, it is a day that puts to the test how much you really love fashion.

On the other hand, it is also a sign that Portuguese fashion designers have not given up on bringing something new, on pushing the envelope every season presenting us their best. Established designers share the runway and spotlight with upcoming trendsetters that we are already learning to love.


The Schedule for the day was:

12:00pm Luís Buchinho

02:30pm Valentim Quaresma

03:30pm Os Burgueses | LAB

04:30pm Ricardo Dourado

05:30pm Dino Alves

06:30pm Kamil Sobczyk – Guest Designer from Poland

07:30pm Companhia Marítima (Swimwear)

08:30pm Alexandra Moura

09:30pm Miguel Vieira

10:30pm Nuno Gama


We had the privilege of interviewing Luis Buchinho, Os Burgueses and also Kamil Sobczyk, the Polish guest designer. The interviews will be coming soon, so keep a close eye on our future posts.


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Here are some of our favorite pieces from designer collections

Valentim Quaresma created a jewellery collection with several head pieces, along with vest and scarf looking pieces that captured the movement of real fabric. True to himself, it is always a different show.


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Ricardo Dourado collection brilliantly showed his sowing skills, use of prints for dynamism but, and still, it lacked the wow factor. Nevertheless, his pieces certainly capture his practical and ready-to-wear sense of style for a more dynamic and young public.


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Dino Alves’ lightness in the choice of color pallet choice, the fluidity of the fabrics, the well proportioned silhouets and his originality with mixing fabrics, prints and volumes was a pleasant surprise for the Spring/Summer season.


Companhia Marítima was the only swimwear brand in this edition. Interesting vibrant colors, options on tops and bottoms, prints and some pieces to make an entrance looking great at any beach or swimming pool when the Summer returns.


Speaking of beach, Alexandra Moura collection reminded us of a beach weekend with the choice of comfortable fabrics, small touches of leather delicately put together and a pallet of black, white, light yellow and blue. A nice variety of two pieces, dresses and skirts, tops and jackets will be easy to combine in this simple but well made collection.


Nuno Gama’s designs have become iconic in Lisbon Fashion Week Editions thanks to the beautiful models he selects, but also due to the quality of his garments. A collection in shades of blue, using Portuguese motifs like the tile patterns and colors for the designs. A classical menswear designer that adds versatility of options for the Spring-Summer with shorts, pants, jackets, shirts and polos for which men, young or older can find something that will suit them and their lifestyle.





by Petra Vaz Correspondent at Lisbon Fashion Week for The Fashion Hive

from The Confashionary


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