ModaLisboa returns Thursday to Sunday for the 52nd edition, “which aims to be a transversal reflection on the new dynamics and motivations created by fashion” and in which 31 collections will be presented for the next fall/winter.
Under the theme ‘Insight’, in this edition, ModaLisboa concentrates its activities in the Carlos Lopes Pavilion but extends to three other locations: São Lázaro’s Carpentry, The Mustik Warehouse and Temp-Late.
According to the organization, the 52nd edition “aims to be a cross-cutting reflection on the new dynamics and the motivations created by fashion.”
In addition, “it intends to reflect on the challenges suggested by the desire to question and rethink the image projected by fashion – a desire to find also a balance between artistic individuality and knowledge sharing, between emotional irreverence and the urgency to work in a network the signature of a community, a country, a time “.
This reflection begins on Thursday in the Carpenters of São Lázaro, with the presentation of the proposals of four young designers (António Castro, Cristina Real, David Pereira and Filipe Augusto), who are part of the Workstation platform, and the conference Fast Talks, which takes place under the theme “Fashion and Experience”, in moderation by Joana Barrios, who will have as speakers the fashion reporter Julien da Costa, university professor Catherine da Silveira, fashion designer Flávia Aranha and set designer Miguel Bento .
Both the presentation of the collections of the fashion designers of Workstation and the Fast Talks are free entry.
The passerelle of the Carlos Lopes Pavilion is premiered on Friday by the six finalists of the contest Sangue Novo, destined to finalists of courses of Fashion Design of national and international schools and young ‘designers’ in its early career.
Rita Carvalho, Archie Dickens, Carolina Raquel, Federico Protto, The Co.Re and Opiar were selected in the last edition of ModaLisboa in October, each one receiving a monetary prize of one thousand euros to develop the collections that will present.
The winner, chosen by a jury presided over by Miguel Flor, who integrates Alfredo Oróbio (from the group Awaytomars) and Cláudia Barros (fashion editor of Vogue Portugal), will receive a scholarship of five thousand euros and will have the opportunity to attend a Masters in Fashion Design at Polimoda in Florence, Italy.
In addition to the Blood New Prize, two other awards will also be awarded: FashionClash, whose winner will present the collection in this year’s edition of that Dutch festival, and The Feeting Room, whose winner will see its collection be produced and sold in stores in Lisbon and Porto of that mark.
On Friday, the collections of Duarte, Carolina Machado, will also be presented, both under the platform LAB (dedicated to new talents), Valentim Quaresma and Ricardo Preto.
Saturday starts with four LAB parades – Constança Entrudo, João Magalhães, IMAUVE and David Ferreira – followed by Carlos Gil, Awaytomars, Kolovrat and Luís Carvalho, and finishing with the premiere at Ernest W.Baker’s ModaLisboa, the Portuguese Inês Amorim and the American Reid Baker.
On Sunday are presented the collections of Nuno Gama, Andrew Coimbra (LAB), Gonçalo Peixoto (LAB), Olga Noronha (LAB), Nycole (by Tânia Nicole, who already passed through the New Blood), Ricardo Andrez, Aleksandar Protic and Dino Alves .
Carlos Gil and Nycole present themselves at ModaLisboa as part of the partnership between the Associação Moda Lisboa and the National Association of Young Entrepreneurs (ANJE), which organizes Portugal Fashion.
The calendar lacks a frequent name of the last editions: Filipe Faísca. The source of the brand said that it “is, at the moment, in restructuring“. However, “the autumn/winter collection is made and will be placed in the store in an intercalated way, depending on the needs of the Portuguese market“.
The parades are accessible only by invitation, but, like previous editions, there are several activities at the ModaLisboa accessible to the public.
In the immediate vicinity of the Carlos Lopes Pavilion, between Friday and Sunday, Check Point “celebrates once again the creativity, innovation and collaborative spirit of the national fashion industry“, with workshops, masterclasses (in the areas of Sustainability, Fashion Communication and Tailoring) and a live atelier, “where several players from multiple disciplines will be invited to customize a garment“.
Also between Friday and Sunday, from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., the Wonder Room will open, a pop-up store, where there will be “18 clothing, accessories, lifestyle and artistic brands, focused in the areas of sustainability, know-how, design and equipment. ”
Also open to the public, and between Friday and Sunday, Pavilhão Carlos Lopes exhibits – “Portuguese Shoes – as an art form” and WorkStation platform with photography (Maria Martins, Mariana Breia and Rodrigo Caetano Alves) and illustration (Catarina Guedes, Catarina Serra and Perky Mary) – and the showcase ModaPortugal, an installation “combining fashion, technology, sustainability, future, lifestyle, art and design through examples of industrial production and national creativity, exploring and enhancing the relationship between the textile and clothing industry, brands and designers. “