The 43rd edition of Portugal Fashion ends today in Porto, after receiving almost 35 thousand visitors in the three days of the event and with the mark Júlio Torcato to present for the last time a collection.
The organization of Portugal Fashion advanced that this edition received almost 35 thousand visitors in the three days of the fashion event, a number that leaves the organization “very satisfied”, because he recalls, the number of people in the last edition was exceeded, which registered about 30 thousand people in four days, that is, with one more day of event than in this last edition.
On this last day of the 43rd edition of Portugal Fashion, which ends with the “30” collection by designer Júlio Torcato, the creator announced that this presentation will be the last one to do so.
“The future of the Júlio Torcato brand and this catwalk parade format is the last one today,” he told, moments before presenting the “30” collection, which also includes a 30-year career chapter.
Júlio Torcato explained that he feels “exhausted” to continue to do parades in this format.
“New languages will appear, connected to the fashion in the same, linked to Portugal Fashion and I will make presentations that we are currently studying the form, but perhaps presentations with more message, more concept, smaller, but not on a catwalk”, he concludes.
The last collection by Júlio Torcato is “more than a collection”.
“There are 30 works of 30 people, super creative linked to fashion, others from other areas, but people who have had relevance or importance during these 30 years of my career,” said the creator.
The construction of Torcato’s last performance began by picking up garments and then picking out 30 people and supplying each of them with a play, to be interpreted and intervened with total freedom.
In this edition, Portugal Fashion had 500 professionals in the organization of the event and around 350 accredited media professionals, among national and international journalists, photographers, image reporters and bloggers, among others.
On this last day of the 43rd edition of Portugal Fashion, the Customs also received the parades of the pair Marques’Almeida, Katty Xiomara, Luís Buchinho, the pair Alves / Gonçalves, Luís Onofre, the pair Storytailors, Nuno Baltazar, Concreto or Meam.
Portugal Fashion, a fashion event organized by the National Association of Young Entrepreneurs (ANJE), is co-financed by Portugal 2020, under Compete 2020 – Operational Program for Competitiveness and Internationalization, with funds from the European Regional Development Fund.