Category Archives: Portuguese Designers

Portugal Fashion Fall/Winter 2013

Last night we had another round of Portugal Fashion, this time to check the latest Portuguese trends for Fall/Winter 2013.

These were the great neon invitations, created by the Portuguese creative studio Soochy – all the artwork was created by them.

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It was a girls nigh only, which started with a glass of sangria, in a bar.

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The girls from the Portuguese TV channel Sic Mulher were handing out candy cotton, of course I had to get one, as I’m completely addicted. Aren’t these outfits lovely?

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L’Óreal had its own studios and they were creating different hairstyles on the fly, right in front of us.

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I decided to go for an 80’s inspired outfit, so I got a pair of fuchsia stilettos, a black skirt and studded biker jacket and wore it with a printed sweater.

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I attended 3 shows, the first one was by Lacoste‘s creative designer, Felipe Oliveira Baptista. The show was mainly black and white, with shiny fabrics.

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There were very well tailored pieces, as the dress and the jumpsuit below, which were my two favorites on the runway.

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The designer bowing, at the end of the show, after the huge applause.

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The menswear brand Dielmar was next, with many plaid suits. Very grandpa chic!DSC_0152

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I especially liked the fact that all the socks were in neon shades: either orange or pink. The travel bags were to die for!

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The night ended with Luís Onofre and his accessories collection. I loved the hard clutches and the above the knee boots.

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Portugal Fashion Spring/Summer 2013

And so another Portugal Fashion SS’12 has started.

In a different room and with the presentation of 3 collections, the night was marked by the rain and a slow  pace in an organization that should be perfect, at this point.

Luckily the exterior and interior design, created by the agency Soochy and the Resort collection by Luís Buchinho saved the night.

E assim começou mais um Portugal Fashion Primavera/Verão 2013.

Num espaço diferente e com a apresentação das coleções de 3 designers, a noite foi marcada pela forte chuva e um passo lento numa organização que, a esta altura, já devia ser perfeita.

Salva-se o design no exterior e no interior do espaço, a cargo da agência Soochy e a coleção Resort de Luís Buchinho.

 

Exterior design and poster by Soochy/ Design exterior e poster criados por Soochy

Story Tailors:

The show at Story Tailors could have been better if it was only for the initial designs, with nice cutouts and the mix of fabrics (first two pictures). The main problem was when the dresses started looking like they were made of pinafore fabrics, whether in red or blue. The fabrics started to look cheap even when they were lace, the silhouettes were a bit messy and the clothes stopped making sense. Probably the worst show I saw from the two designers, I truly hope they can find their original magic in the future.

O desfile de Story Tailors poderia ter sido melhor se fosse só pelos estilos iniciais, com bom corte e misturas de tecidos (primeiras duas fotos). O pior foi quando os vestidos começaram a parecer feitos de tecido de bibes, ora em vermelho, ora em azul. Os tecidos começaram a parecer baratos até quando se tratava de renda, as silhuetas eram confusas e as peças deixaram de fazer sentido. Provavelmente a pior coleção que vi dos dois designers, espero sinceramente que consigam encontrar a magia inicial no futuro.

 


  

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I liked this show, because it was an heterogeneous collection. Bright colors for summer, a selection of sparkling items very well designed, patterned pieces, fluid maxi dresses, some of them with colorful backgrounds others with white, jumpsuits, some inspiration from Prada and Vuitton and one or two black dresses.

Gostei por ser uma coleção heterogénea. Cores vivas perfeitas para o verão, uma seleção com brilhos muito bem concebidos, algumas peças com padrão, vestidos maxi e fluídos em fundo colorido, outras em fundo branco, macacões, alguma inspiração Prada e Vuitton e um ou outro vestido negro.

 



Luís Buchinho Resort:

Definitely the best collection! Very well tailored trousers and jackets, very very feminine with lots of pastel shades and the cuter shorts and skirts I’ve ever seen, designed by a Portuguese creator.

You could tell the pieces had a great quality just by looking at them, the back of the tops were great and the dresses were very sexy.

Definitivamente a melhor coleção da noite! Calças e blazers muito bem concebidos, muito muito feminino, com muitos tons pastel e tinha calções e as saias mais giras que já vi, desenhadas por um estilista português.

Podia ver-se que as peças tinham uma ótima qualidade, as costas dos tops eram fantásticas e os vestidos muito sexy.

 

  

Pictures from Vogue‘s Portuguese website.

Fotos do site da Vogue portuguesa.

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Elsa Barreto Spring/Summer 2012 for Mercedes Class SL

Last night I went to the Spring/Summer 2012 show from Elsa Barreto for the presentation of the new Mercedes Class SL.

To talk about the car, a word is enough: gorgeous. Perfect for the modern business woman, with a busy life during the day and lots of parties to go at night. The same word also suits the show. It was probably my favorite collection from Elsa ever (and I have been following her work very closely).

Fifties influence was clear whether on the hairstyle with soft tone hairbands or in the skirts above the knee and the peplum silhouettes. Of all the trends of the season, pleats and transparencies were the most evident. I loved the first three coral dresses, but I was overwhelmed with a yellow satin dress. Pastels (coral, green, blue, lilac) made the collection even more feminine than it already was – and femininity is mandatory on Elsa’s collections. Details like the collars used with shirts with no sleeves and English embroidery were the cherry on top of the cake.

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A noite passada fui assistir ao desfile da coleção Primavera/Verão de Elsa Barreto para a apresentação do Novo Mercedes Classe SL.

Para falar do carro, uma palavra basta: deslumbrante. Perfeito para a mulher de negócios moderna, que tem uma vida agitada durante o dia e muitas festas para ir à noite. A mesma palavra pode também adequar-se ao desfile. Foi, provavelmente, a minha coleção preferida de sempre da Elsa (e eu tenho andado atenta ao trabalho da estilista bracarense).

Foram claras as influências dos anos 50, quer nos toucados com fitas em tons suaves, como nas saias rodadas pelo joelho e nas silhuetas peplum. Das tendências da estação, sobressaíram ainda os plissados e as transparências. Adorei os 3 primeiros vestidos em coral, mas fiquei arrebatada com o vestido com folhos, em cetim, amarelo. Os tons pastel (salmão, verde, azul, lilás) só vieram ajudar a tornar as peças ainda mais femininas – o que é obrigatório nos desfiles da designer. Os colarinhos aplicados às blusas sem manga e o bordado inglês foram a cereja no topo do bolo.

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The designer Elsa Barreto with one of her models and friend, Cláudia Jacques.

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A designer Elsa Barreto com a modelo e amiga Cláudia Jacques.

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Portugal Fashion – Day 2

This post is a little late, since it was supposed to have already been published and Portugal Fashion is already over, but I have to say that I have been enjoying this beautiful sunny days, that makes you want to go out wearing a dress and a pair os sandals.

About this second day – which ended up being my only – there are only a few things to say. Storytailors was a disappointment for people who, like me, are used (and love!) seeing their princess like dresses that seem to be taken from a fairytale. Lack of quality in fabric and  lack of creativity when it comes to silhouettes, very repetitive. At least the music was good – Black Keys, Lonely boy opened the show -, such as the hair style and makeup.

After the show, right before Buchinho Knitwear, I photographed one of the models I found adorable.

Este post chega um pouco atrasado, uma vez que era suposto já ter saído ontem e o Portugal Fashion já acabou, mas confesso que tenho aproveitado estes dias de sol tão bonitos que já dão vontade de andar de vestido e sandálias.

Em relação a este segundo dia – que acabou por ser o meu único – há só algumas coisas a dizer. Storytailors foi a desilusão da noite para pessoas que, como eu, estão habituadas (e gostam!) a ver vestidos tipo princesa que parecem saídos de um conto de fadas. Pouca qualidade nos tecidos e pouca criatividade nas silhuetas que eram todas muito repetitivas. Salvaram-se a banda sonora – Black Keys, Lonely boy a abrir o desfile – , os cabelos e as maquilhagens.

À saída do desfile, antes de Buchinho Knitwear, consegui fotografar uma das modelos, que é adorável.

I believe that, at this point, many of you are already tired of looking at the show pictures, so I will only show you some of the few ones I took.

Acredito que, a esta altura, muitos de vocês já se fartaram de ver fotos dos desfiles, por isso vou colocar apenas algumas das que tirei.

The collection Luís Buchinho Knitwear was presented in the alternative space, but had the main highlight. It was, undoubtedly, the best show of the night. In shades of blue, green and burgundy , the designer showed us how to rock knit with different materials, without loosing glamour. I loved every single piece, especially the peplum jackets and a green suit, on the pictures below.

A coleção Luís Buchinho Knitwear foi apresentada no espaço alternativo, mas teve o destaque principal. Foi, sem dúvida, o momento alto da noite. Em tons de azul, verde e burgundi, o designer mostrou como a malha pode ser conjugada com os mais diferentes materiais sem perdermos o glamour. Adorei todas as peças, especialmente os casacos em silhueta peplum e o fato verde numa das fotos abaixo.

I will post some pictures I took between the shows tomorrow. There were some seriously stylish people.

Below there is a picture of me and the girls, published by the sweethearts from the fashion blog Streetlights.pt.

Amanhã vou publicar algumas fotos que tirei no intervalo dos desfiles. Havia pessoas com muito estilo!

Em baixo está uma foto minha com as meninas, publicada pelos queridos do blog de moda Streelights.pt.

From left to right: Sílvia, me and Viviana

Da esquerda para a direita: Sílvia, eu e Viviana.

Once upon a time…

Once upon a time there was a mouse, which was born so beautiful, that the family decided he should marry a beautiful woman. This is the long story short of the shoes the Storytailors created for the brand Only2Me.

The two portuguese designers of the label Storytailors accepted the Only2Me invitation to create a pair of shoes. They called it “Sarah” and this is the result:

Fuchsia gives the shoes the perfect touch. The sandals would look great with my blue pants.

Do you like them?Pay attention! There are only 100 pairs!

Portugal fashion, day 2.

So, unfortunately, I had to skip Portugal Fashion‘s first night. Although, I definitely made it up last night, in the second night of the event. I saw the three shows of the night: Katty Xiomara, Ana Salazar and my beloved Portuguese designers Alves/Gonçalves.

I loved everything: the shows, the environment, the company. I had a lot of fun with my girls (that are also my working colleagues) – Vi and Ni.

Katty Xiomara, a young portuguese designer, presented a very romantic collection. Lots of black and white, gray, knee high socks, brights and capes. I especially liked the two polka dot maxi dress and tunic, the lace and the transparencies and the hot pants, that were reeeally short. I just’s wasn’t very into the shiny silver shoes, but I found the hats a real treat.

Ana Salazar, a real fashion veteran opened the show with the coat I want to wear next winter. Green and very cozy with a perfect cut. A special note to a pair of sheer maxi dresses that were real killers. Lots of sheer and transparencies giving a soft touch that was only just cut by the studs on the black shoes. The hair was very good too.

Alves/Gonçalves are my favorite Portuguese creators. They are very avant-garde and their clothes look always very modern and contemporary. Something you can actually wear and look good to go wherever you want. I only took one picture of the show, but I think this one says it all, because those were my favorite looks.

The collection was amazing: very geometric and minimalistic. With lots of bright colors, like red and blue. I loved the hats, and the maxi dresses with round necklines in the back. Unfortunately I couldn’t photograph the last dress, the one that closed the show. It was AMAZING.

In the middle of all this emotion, I even had time to go to the backstage (pictures later) and to photograph an amazing model: Fabiana Tavares. She has a great facial structure and her eyes are great.

Tonight, there is more and I’m very excited.

*the environment*the crowd of photographers*3 to 5. Katty Xiomara*6 to 9.Ana Salazar* Alves/Gonçalves*Gorgeous model Fabiana Tavares*Me and the girls*at the Sic Woman wall*

Wearing Stradivarius red pants, Mango shirt (thank you, Ni) and heart necklace.

Coming up soon/Brevemente..

Luís Buchinho is a portuguese designer, very important to the portuguese fashion panorama. Every year he presents his collections in Portugal Fashion and Moda Lisboa (Lisbon Fashion Week) and sometimes even in Paris Fashion Week. Now he is being prestigious with an exposition on the northern capital, Porto, which I’m glad I’ll be attending this week. Here are some of his creations from the Spring/Summer 2010 collection:

“A Galeria Dama Aflita e o designer Luís Buchinho associam-se para comemorar os 20 anos de carreira deste criador fundamental no panorama da moda nacional. Entre 24 de Abril e 29 de Maio, será apresentada ao público uma retrospectiva de trabalhos de ilustração, desenhos e croquis, realizados por Luís Buchinho, desde 1986, data em que ingressa no Citex.”

Nota de apresentação da Galeria Dama Aflita à exposição, no site.

Dama Alflita Gallery and designer Luís Buchinho associate to celebrate the 20 years of career of this fundamental creator to the national fashion scenery. Between April 24th and May 29th, a retrospective of illustration works, draws and sketches made by Luís Buchinho since 1986, year he joint Citex, will be presented to the public.

Presentation note of the gallery to the exposition, on it’s website. Free translation.

Now here are a few photos from the exposition:

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Another edition of the Portugal Fashion has ended and instead of a whole review, this time I decided to make a list with my favourite things:

Ana Salazar and her printed leggings, reminds me McQueen.

This fur coat, by Elisabeth Teixeira

Fátima Lopes presented a collection with lots of black and leather, but this was my favourite outfit.

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Luís Onofre boots (or socks, if you wish) and suitcases – I loved their patterns and the shapes.

Good to know Red Oak is keeping the floral patterns for the Winter.

As always, Storytailers were the ones who made me dream higher with their collection. I loved everything, but these two dresses (very similar in colors, shapes and fabrics) were my favourite. They’re fairy tale…they’re Storytailers!

Lisbon Fashion Week review (II)

As you can see, this is the part II of the post below. I decided to put the designers in an alphabetical order and to divide this in two parts, because there’s a lot to talk about  ModaLisboa.

I finished in the letter M, now let’s move to the N.

Audrey, an invented parisian woman, between 20 and 30 years-old, who loves art deco and decides to go to New York to study architecture and find a new love, was Nuno Baltazar‘s inspiration. Trying to rejuvenate the brand, the designer ended up by creating a history and a woman. There’s definitely something very parisian about his collection. And the long black lace dress…OH MY GOD!It’s gorgeous!

Fantasy and high school looks were the basis for Pedro Pedro collection.

The main character of a Paul Morrisey’s trilogy, named Joe Dallessandro, which lived in the 70’s and has a grunge attitude is the inspiration of Ricardo Dourado for the Fall/Winter collection. Silver, gold and glitter are all about this character. Retro shapes and structures, fur and accessories related to religion marked a parade divided in 3 acts, 3 different moods.

That denim dress?Lovely!

Galaxian: futuristic; Souk: Muslim or Arab origin; Bazar: tight pants, long skirts – all together we have “Galaxian Souk Bazar“, Ricardo Preto theme for the A/W collection.  Mauve, rust and green are the main colours.

And this is it for ModaLisboa. Remember, this is only an overview, but there is much more to see in the Daily Moda Lisboa blog.