The 52nd edition of ModaLisboa, during which 31 collections will be shown for the next fall/winter, starts today at the Carpintarias de São Lázaro in Lisbon, with the presentation of proposals from four young designers and a conference.
Under the theme ‘Insight’, this edition, according to the organization, “aims to be a cross-cutting reflection on the new dynamics and motivations created by fashion.”
This reflection begins today with the presentation of the proposals of António Castro, Cristina Real, David Pereira and Filipe Augusto.
Each designer’s capsule collections, early in their careers, will be shown in ‘performances’ instead of the usual parades.
António Castro currently lives in Paris, where he works for Maison Margiela, in the textile department of the Artisanal collection. In addition, he is responsible for the hand weavings of John Alexander Skelton’s collections in London.
Cristina Real worked with Alexandra Moura, before starting to present collections at ModaLisboa, under the contest Blood New.
David Pereira also participated in the New Blood, having been a winner in the 49th edition of ModaLisboa. Graduated in fashion design in Paris, he graduated from KTZ and Vivienne Westwood.
Filipe Augusto was the winner of the New Blood in the 50th edition, has also received an honourable mention in the previous edition. In the curriculum, he has an internship with Luís Buchinho.
After the presentations of the collections, the Fast Talks conference takes place under the theme “Fashion and Experience“.
In moderation of Joana Barrios, the conference 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 and today’s conference are free entry.
ModaLisboa runs until Sunday, with activities concentrated in the Pavilion Carlos Lopes and its surroundings.
In addition to the parades, accessible only by invitation, there will be initiatives open to the public such as a temporary store, exhibitions, workshops, masterclasses (in the areas of Sustainability, Fashion Communication and Tailoring) and a live atelier, “where various actors from multiple disciplines will be invited to customize a garment “.
The schedules and other information about the activities can be consulted at www.modalisboa.pt.