ModaLisboa No.50 (Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)
The biggest event in Portuguese fashion, Moda Lisboa, took place from 8 - 12 March 2017 at the newly renovated Pavilhão Carlos Lopes. This year, the fashion week celebrated its 50th edition and it won't be an exaggeration to say that it was better than ever before.
From all-black looks at Aleksandar Protic to futuristic plastic details at David Ferreira and Imauve, Autumn/Winter 2018-19 season will be highly inspiring, bold, and creative. Let's have a look at some of the most memorable fashion trends presented at the event!
1. New Romantic
Duarte, David Ferreira, Filipe Faísca © ModaLisboa | Photo: Ugo Camera
Pastels (often combined with darker colours), soft lines, white blouses, slip dresses, plush velvet, satin, lace up, puff sleeves, ruffles, and moody florals – that's New Romantics trend in a nutshell.
According to Fashion Snoops, "the New Romantic woman believes in leveraging the past to bring us closer to the future". Key accessories include pearl earrings, fishnet stockings, statement ring set, embellished mini bag, optical cat eye, and updated Mary Janes.
This fashion trend (shown mainly through clothes, not accessories) was present in many collections for Autumn/Winter 2018-19 including Duarte, Filipe Faísca, Carolina Machado, and Ricardo Preto.
2. Plastic Dreams
David Ferreira (L,R), Imauve © ModaLisboa | Photo: Ugo Camera
"The most out-there trend of 2018 is transparency, or plastic to be particular", says The Guardian and we couldn't agree more.
From transparent boots at Imauve to ultra-bold tops at Luís Carvalho and see-through coats at David Ferreira, this futuristic trend seemed to be quite popular with Portuguese designers.
3. Statement (faux) Fur
David Ferreira (L,R), Imauve © ModaLisboa | Photo: Ugo Camera)
From fur trims, sleeves, collars, tippets, scarves and stoles, to statement jackets and coats – all (faux) fur lovers will be able to choose something for themselves next season.
Our favourite looks included elegant black fur details at David Ferreira, stylish white stoles at Imauve, and feminine coats at Luís Carvalho.
4. Black Is The New Black
Ricardo Preto, Dino Alves (R) © ModaLisboa | Photo: Ugo Camera
Classic black was seen in many Autumn/Winter 2018-19 collections including Aleksandar Protic who presented all-black looks, Federico Cina (black mixed with bright red), Isidro Paiva (black combined with white or brown), Carolina Machado (thigh high boots and black accessories), and David Ferreira (black fishnets and voluminous sleeves).
Eye-catching colour combinations such as black with golden beige and apricot orange could be seen at Dino Alves show. The versatile Autumn/Winter collection featured a lot of hats and colourful sunglasses as well.
5. Kaleidoscope Of Colours
Gonçalo Peixoto, Awaytomars, Imauve © ModaLisboa | Photo: Ugo Camera
Some designers went in a totally opposite direction and presented bold colourful looks featuring colours traditionally associated with spring such as pink, bright red or yellow.
While in many of those collections colour was taking centre stage, some of them were also enriched with the use of unique prints and patterns (Awaytomars, Kolovrat).
If you are not sure how to wear this trend, there is only one rule that applies: use your imagination and mix various colours and patterns together. The brighter, the better!
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Caroline Perino is a London-based fashion designer. With a passion for drawing since she was 3 years old, she started drawing clothes because of all the details she could put in one outfit. That lead her to eventually finding herself in Fashion.
Peter Twiss established his eponymous label in 2009 and has been steadily building and refining the brand to become a truly sustainable business.
Niki Moyo is a London based Premium Womenswear Fashion Brand, helping women gain confidence in themselves and their bodies by expressing their unique individuality in unique, quality styles without any creative and sizing limitations.
Niki Moyo believes true beauty is on the inside and a woman should proudly celebrate that beauty by wearing the best styles that reveal and showcase her unique and true nature.
Niki Moyo is inspired by Nature, which is the epitome of beauty. In other words, Mother Nature is what sparks the creativity and designs that mirrors the inner beauty of a woman.
Born in Zimbabwe, she initially showed a flair for fashion and design when helping to create new outfits for her dolls helped by her mother, who was a great lover and supporter of the regional Arts and Craft movement at the time.
As a teenager, making her own clothes was a natural progression, and her design flair was confirmed when she raced ahead of other pupils at school when studying craftwork and Fashion and Fabrics.
Deconstructing clothes to establish patterns and understand the various cuts for garments, swiftly confirmed a passion for clothes and fashion, heavily influenced by the culture of the region, combined with the exciting prospect of new global fashion trends.
This drive and motivation led to her taking a number of supplementary roles, helping her to formalise her industry education, and leading to initially securing a professional National Certificate in Clothing Technology. This led to a place at the National School of Art & Design, where she graduated from a National Diploma In Fashion Design and authored her first formal “Portfolio”.
The recognition of this work by the school’s experts was such, it led to her winning one of the highly sort after “Fashion Design Seats” at the school, where she went onto secure an internship at the respected Edgars Group, the regional clothing market leader, who supply quality adult and children’s merchandise across Zimbabwe.
Fully leveraging the relationships built at Edgars, she was offered a permanent role with them, initially as a Fashion Designer, and gaining promotion to Product Coordinator on the back of the commercial success delivered for the brand and its sub-brands.
Niki Moyo’s proven and consistent excellence has led into her winning multi awards in her Fashion career.
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This summer, I was working on my third collection, Fantasia by KV. A lot of hard work and passion went into every part of it, and I'm glad I can share it with the FF readers!
Fantasia by KV is my first collection away from my afri-western signature mix. I explore the different ways to add exotic and artistic patterns to every day wear. There’s something for everyone.
It's the perfect style balance. Fantasia encompasses the Woman's idealistic sillouette: stylish, practical, comfortable and romantic. This collection boasts of trendy and flattering cuts; for every occasion; with comfort fit and a feminine and exotic touch on the fabric. Every touch, every stride in a Fantasia piece is magnificent, bold and adventurous.
You can view the full collection on the Keji Victoria website - kejivictoria.com.
Check out a few pieces below...
LOLO Jumpsuit with the HONEY Blazer, long length, fitted, with padded shoulders, sleeveless jumpsuit, comfort fit.
The Fantasia Dress, peplum midi dress with print details.
The SUBY Dress, full length A Line dress, cap sleeves.
What are your thoughts on the latest collection?
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