LISBON FASHION WEEK
EVER.NOW. S/S 2014 EDITION
A bit behind schedule but we finally have Day 3 of Lisbon Fashion Week up.
It was the last day of Fashion Week and there was a mix of excitement and sadness. As much fun as we do have, the Press team has virtually no time to stop and process all that we see. Somehow we managed to do it.
The Schedule for the day was:
02:30pm SAYMYNAME | LAB
03:30pm Luís Carvalho | LAB
04:30pm Pedro Pedro
06:30pm Ricardo Preto
07:30pm Aleksandar Protic
08:30pm White Tent
09:30pm Nuno Baltazar
The clock was ticking to keep the shows on time, and interviews happening. We had the pleasure of talking to Luís Carvalho, Pedro Pedro, Ricardo Preto and White Tent – we went back stage and took a closer look of his lovely clothes.
Now let us give you a short summary on all other designers and collections we did not interview.
SAYMYNAME the FW13 collection had made quite an impression and I wanted most of the outfits. This collection, in a darker pallet in spite of the shiny fabrics chosen, fell short to the expectation created last season. The dresses were either too short or too boxy and not flattering or appealing to the eye. Nevertheless, and as usual, we did witness a master of confection once again.
Marques’Almeida are known as the kings of denim, the key fabric of their collections. In blue, black and white, denim is manipulated into different shapes and styles. Because the Spring/Summer season does ask for some splash of color, details in silk chiffon as well as some leather and fur items were added for diversity. Stuck to a specific concept, Marques’Almeida are not everyone’s cup of tea and definetely an acquired taste.
Aleksandar Protic had me at the first model last season. This one was no exception! This is a designer who carefully thinks about the female body and, above all, how to make garments that bring out the best in it. Using cotton linen, silk chiffon and organza, and combining it with leather sandals, Aleksandar Protic brought to us a darker pallet for a different type of Spring/Summer woman. At the end of his show it was clear he had surprised us all.
We are setting up a private interview with Aleksandar for the upcoming week filled with photos and more on the journey that took him to this beautiful collection.
In case you missed it you may want to check out:
by Petra Vaz Correspondent at Lisbon Fashion Week for The Fashion Hive
from The Confashionary