Luso-Canadian fashion designer Andrew Coimbra will debut today at ModaLisboa, on a day when there are two parades open to the public and the collections of, among others, Filipe Faísca, Gonçalo Peixoto and Dino Alves are presented.
Andrew Coimbra, a trainee at Proenza Schouler in New York, launched his eponymous brand in 2015, when he was one of the finalists in the Emerging New Labels contest at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week. Last year, he was a finalist in the New Label competition of the Toronto Fashion Institute and arrives today at ModaLisboa, with a parade at the Carlos Lopes Pavilion, part of the LAB platform dedicated to new talent.
In addition to Andrew Coimbra, today they present collections at ModaLisboa, for the spring of next year, under the LAB: Carolina Machado, Olga Noronha, Gonçalo Peixoto, Imauve and Duarte.
The parades of Imauve and Duarte, which take place on Lake Botequim do Rei, in the Eduardo VII Park, are open to the public. All others, at the Carlos Lopes Pavilion, are accessible by invitation only.
In addition to the new talents, the proposals for the next hot season of the consecrated Filipe Faísca, Kolovrat and Dino Alves are also presented at the Carlos Lopes Pavilion, which will close the 51st edition of ModaLisboa.
Among the activities that ModaLisboa has open to the public is also the ‘WonderRoom’, a ‘pop-up store’, where it will be possible to meet and buy pieces from 24 national brands and designers in areas such as handicrafts, textiles, jewelery, clothing, accessories and lifestyle.
The “Wonder Room” will run between 14:00 and 22:00, next to the Carlos Lopes Pavilion.
In the same place, it will be possible to visit the exhibition of photography and illustration of the platform “Workstation”. In this edition, will be presented works by Pedro Leote, Andy Dyo, Frederico Santos (photography), Camila Gondo, Mafalda Filaho and Perky Mary (illustration).
Also open to the public, the “Portuguese Shoes” exhibition, “paying homage to the know-how and quality of an industry that combines tradition and modernity”, and the ModaPortugal showcase, “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. ”
Meanwhile, today there will also be “facilities and round tables, in parallel with networking moments aimed at national and international dissemination of the latest trends in the fashion market,” within the framework of Check Point, “a new space for dialogue, designed for creatives, entrepreneurs and all the professional public of Lisbon Fashion Week “, whose majority of the activities require prior registration.
The 51st edition of ModaLisboa, which ends today, marks the beginning of a new fashion cycle in Portugal.
On 11 September, the ModaLisboa Association, which organizes ModaLisboa, and the National Association of Young Entrepreneurs (ANJE), responsible for Portugal Fashion, signed a collaboration protocol that provides for a new week of Portuguese fashion.
The ‘beta’ version of this fashion week, a kind of internship, continues with the 43rd of Portugal Fashion, from 18 to 20 October.