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Yesterday, the sunny Lisbon welcomed the 20th Fashion Week Edition and the Portuguese Designers will have until October 9th to show their creativity and perspective for next summer.
The event started with “Os Burgueses” bringing forward a pale lavender pink, grey and white with lightness and movement. The goal was to offer a casual style but with a touch of classical twist. “Os Burgueses” has increased the expectations and the curiosity about what will come during the next days.
Afterwards it was time for Alexandra Moura to present her collection full of lines, different materials, light colors combined with strong green and black. She offered different cuts for women and men, and for last she played with half-skirts, to the great surprise and attention of everybody.
Pedro Pedro, the next designer of the night, played with colors and embroidery by combining inspiration of classic sportswear from the 50’s with medieval style. It’s possible to find a lot of colors but mainly neutral tones and special details on the back stood out.
On the schedule for ModaLisboa’s first night, Maria Gambina showed a delightful collection of women dressed in white, Chantilly, camel, green and black plus special shapes, making it possible cover skin without touching it. She strategically left spots uncovered, giving the collection a sensual touch without being vulgar — it showed in her carefully crafted collection of t-shirts and dresses. Speaking of her men’s design, it was clean and light, offering an exclusive selection of short shorts.
To finalize the first day of runway, Alves/Gonçalves showed an amazing collection that wooed a lot of people with stunning dresses sure to deliver glamour to its wearer. They played with a strong pink and different shapes and volumes, while at the same time allowing tight fit. Their collection was glamorous and offered something unique to a broad range of tastes.
Besides the main attraction, the public also managed to deliver a beautiful sight. What you could see was an explosion of style and creativity, proving that people were up to the task of being their own professional designer. Hair, clothes, accessories and attitude were walking around the area and gave such a special touch to the event. The first day of Moda Lisboa had people looking excited and thrilled to see what would come up next this weekend.
Paulo Meixedo and Filipe Fangueiro, directors of the men’s fashion magazine DSECTION, distributed around Europe, New York and Brazil, spoke with Toonari Post about their perspective of Moda Lisboa:
“I think Lisbon Fashion Week is still small, but starts growing day after day (..) I am waiting for the next days. I guess if we give our market a chance to grow, of course people start to do more creative things. We are not so big as Paris or London, but it is already 20 years and in the right path (..) We are waiting to see a men catwalk, and then think about the Spring/Summer Edition to use international and Portuguese designers in our magazine.”
On the second day, designers Vitor, Ricardo Preto, Luís Buchinho, Ana Salazar and the Cia. Maritima will take the stage. For more details, please return for next update.