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The second day of Lisbon Fashion Week revealed a host of new trends and the creativity of designers surprised the audience.
The night began with the collection of V!itor, another talent from LAB platform which we mentioned in our previous report. Under the theme “Life and Death”, the designer sought to celebrate life through death, as could be seen in veils that covered the faces of the models like in a funeral cortege. He was inspired by the work of Marina Abramovic, resulting in a somber collection due to the predominance of black in very comfortable pieces. Tight trousers, large blouses and cleavages were present in this collection. The makeup was very simple, with just a slight tone of orange on the eyelids and nude lips.
The second show of the night squandered originality with an unusual entrance. Everyone thought it was going to be a quick show because the all models entered and left together on the catwalk, the music stopped and the lights went out. However, after initial moments of doubt, the models returned one by one dressed in the charming collection by Katty Xiomara. In addition to basic black and gray, blue, pale pink, nude and purple tones made all the difference in the collection, giving lightness and femininity to the look. The colorful details in the collars, bars, shoulders and wrists gave extra charm to spare. With the exception of glasses painted on the models faces, the makeup was very light, just eyeliner, long lashes, coral lipstick and peach blush.
The grand entrance of Dino Alves was only the prelude to his exuberant collection. The goal of the designer was to play with shadows and what they can reveal. The contrast between stamped or colored parts and the simpler and more neutral colors was the key point of collection. Besides the many prints, oversized pieces mixed with tight ones, asymmetry and many slits helped to compose an elongated silhouette, making up austere and fluid pieces in the collection. The highlight was the colors: red, gold, blue gray, gradients and prints. The use of transparent fabric and overlaps remain in this collection, and the oriental inspiration. Pulled eyeliner and strong colors on the lips were the makeup highlights.
To end the shows on Friday, Ricardo Preto presented a beautiful and elegant collection. Betting on the sobriety of the pieces, the designer’s goal was to highlight the colors that stand out in Portugal, resulting in a collection with new cuts and silhouettes inspired by the present and future. The highlight was on cleavages and the use of pleated fabrics that enhance sensuality. Fluid fabrics, colored lining, oversized and asymmetrical jackets with a mens cut also gained prominence in the collection along with the use of vibrant colors such as green, mustard and a beautiful dark pink, besides the white pieces contrasting with the traditional dark colors of the season. A strong makeup with smoky eyes and blush marking the cheeks was the make-up theme while hair centered around a bun made of dreadlocks.
For the third day of the event, eight designers will show their collections and inspirations for next fall/winter. Highlights from the guest lists include Peter Drzal, Miguel Vieira, Nuno Baltazar and Nuno Gama.
Images & Story: Larissa Barros Fabiao do Nascimento & Tuane Oliveira Formiga