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Practice makes perfection as they say and, the third day of Moda Lisboa Fashion Week proved the point. It was superb: great designer, stunning runways, an explosion of emotions inside clothes.
The tight schedule of showing so many ideas and creative expressions took its beginning with Say My Name, trying to emulate Sophia Loren in the 50s as a tech blogger. The audience was divided on the outcome of this experiment but beyond this, everyone seemed satisfied with the combination of colors and lines.
Afterwards for the widely expecting menswear, Ricardo Andrez brought his collection of black, grey and pastel tones with good shapes and designs. You can easily identify his work due to the strategical placements of nude skin which facilitate better movement in the garment while at the same time, offering a cool and alternative style to men.
The following show was explained in the passionate words of its creator — Filipe Faísca told Toonari Post the reason why he choose to create emotion instead of just clothes:
My inspiration for this collection first is the movie of Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life — full of images about cosmos, explosions, grace and movement where I wanted put the woman’s body and transport it to the feminine universe. Following, [it is] also based in my desire to bring color and life to Portugal, [inspired by] such amazing beaches and [the] long summer and mainly having in mind my biggest goal: to see the pleasure of a woman dressed my clothes. (…) Each model was made one by one in my atelier for I [want to] be sure about how special [it] will be in the end.
The audience was stunned by the high level of creativity, movement and femininity oozing from Filipe’s collection. It was one of the highlights of the night for sure.
Lidija Kolovrat also offered a colorful show, dressing the women in transparent and light materials that gave the audience the feeling of lightness and joyful ease while simultaneously conveying elegance. It was possible to take in her presentation in two stages; the first moment of serenity through her black and pastel tones and afterwards, a colorful burst filled with animal-, shape- and line-print fabrics.
It had been a long day of breathtaking runway, but it didn’t fase Dawid Tomaszewski who had prepared a sophisticated collection with pink in different shades, combined with classic nude. His inspiration is based on flowers and the transitory cycle of life, where the end is the beginning and with this he went from light pink to strong pink and also included shimmery materials. Elegancy would be the best adjective to describe his wonderful pieces.
Changing the structure of the day a bit, Adidas hit the runway with great energy and power. The sportswear company showed a clean and casual line followed by an American-influenced, urban jungle style. The Performance Collection was dedicated to runners and other training needs as well as sports like football and tennis. Men and women were walking with confidence, showing the power and versatility of the collection.
White Tent brought back the classic and delicate energy to Moda Lisboa, presenting their designs inspired by architecture and minimalist details. The predominance of nude tones paired with silhouettes was marked by different proportions and was a tasteful pleasure to the appreciation of the audience. There were a few dashes of royal blue, green, orange and metallic silver coming up in the collection but they helped uphold a harmony in the final product. It is definitely worth checking our piece by piece.
The last designer of the night, Nuno Baltazar, dressed his models in his collection called MA DAME — a cosmopolitan and dynamic style of dress. The pieces were both urban and feminine, clean and elaborated, with special details such as geometric lines, accessories and formal elements. The final collection of the day received a standing ovation and deserved it.
Now, it is just a nights wait for the last day of this long weekend of exquisite catwalk which has brought great life to the warm Lisbon and at the same time delivered good taste and wonderful designs to the world.