The 43rd edition of Portugal Fashion continues on Friday at the Alfândega do Porto building with the debut of the Sophia Kah and CF Cristina brands.
CF Cristina’s line ‘made in Portugal’ is presented “exclusively at the 43rd edition of Portugal Fashion” at 1:00 pm on Friday, noting that the brand was created in 2014.
According to the organization, the CF Cristina parade will tell “three stories” with two elements in common: the “made in Portugal” and the “love that truly represents Cristina”. The CF Cristina brand, from the television host Cristina Ferreira, will also present a collection of brides.
Between 14:00 and 17:00 several parades of young creators continue that in the past presented collections in the space Bloom, a platform of Portugal Fashion that supports young designers in the beginning of their career.
Sara Maia, Nycole, Inês Torcato, David Catalán and Estelita Mendonça are the ex-‘bloomers’ who present their Spring / Summer 2019 collections in this edition of Portugal Fashion.
In the middle, at 4:00 p.m., there is a parade of the designer Maria Gambina, teacher of many of the ex-‘bloomers’ who attend this event, and who returns to the alignment of Portugal Fashion with the collection “Construction”, later five years away from the catwalks.
The day of Friday will also be marked by the debut of the designer Ana Teixeira de Sousa in the national edition of this 43rd Portugal Fashion, with the brand Sophia Kah, whose collection spring / summer 2019 was revealed during fashion week of London (United Kingdom) in the month of September.
The brand Sophia Kah, whose creator comes from a family with a tradition in the textile sector in the Felgueiras area, has clients from the artistic world, such as the actress Keira Knightley or the singers Nelly Furtado and Florence Welch.
The designer Carlos Gil also presents on Friday his new collection for the hottest days and the theme of the work is “Aquarella” that will propose on the runway pieces that accentuate the lightness of a female silhouette.
Hugo Costa (19:00), Micaela Oliveira (20:00) and Diogo Miranda (22:30) are other designers who present their new spring / summer 2019 collections on Friday.
The second day of Portugal Fashion closes with the fashion designer Miguel Vieira, who is celebrating his 30th year this year and presents the collection inspired by the artistic movement ‘Pop art’ at 11:30 p.m.
Portugal Fashion, co-financed by Portugal 2020, under Compete 2020 – Operational Program for Competitiveness and Internationalization, with funds from the European Regional Development Fund, ends the 43rd edition on Saturday with the ‘designer’ Júlio Torcato, also celebrating 30 years of his career.