During March 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th, ModaLisboa wanted to keep looking inside fashion, understand what kind of production there is, what sort of consumers we are, which new generations they will have, which legacy they will leave behind when moving forward.
INSIGHT because that introspection inspires all of us; it compels us to react, to hold on to the fashion dynamics in everlasting movement, working with the new languages called by the modern-day world – be it through sustainable production, synthetic urgency or the arise of new publics and consumption practices. We want to understand which trends are going to emerge, which models are going to be created, which paradigm is going to be established, which collections are going to stand out and especially who are we going to reach.
Making fashion is an act of courage and permanent rebellion, because fashion always reflects a changing world, and this change can both inspire creation for a few and condition the expression for others. With the globalization of fashion and the growth of the industry, fashion has gone from being a mere artistic metier to becoming a collective worldly language.
Nowadays fashion reaches all, we can all be influencers, and therefore the biggest challenge is to work one’s individual signature, the griffe, the brand. But the legacy will
be both what is produced in the course of a career, and the path left for the new generations. This is the role of SANGUE NOVO, a platform for spreading new talents and emerging values.
CAROLINA RAQUEL FW19
The winner of the ModaLisboa Prize for Best National Designer is Carolina Raquel and received a scholarship of 5000 euros. She will have the opportunity to attend a Master in Fashion Design at Polimoda in Florence.
‘A complex form’ is a study on the implicit process in a sculptor’s mental approach involved in the act of carving a sculpture. Everything begins with the block and the systematic fragmenta- tion ends up to be a quest of finding the shape within. ‘The full sculptural expression is spatial, it is the tridimensional realization of an idea, either by mass or by space construction.’
The approach to each shape will focus on carving, as a sub- tractive technique, as well as modelling, an additive technique. Sculpture is the act of fragmentation, the complex process of subtraction – an elaborate act of undressing.
FEDERICO PROTTO FW19
The best international designer award was won by Federico Protto and he is invited to present a new collection on the Workstation platform, in the next edition of ModaLisboa, in October 2019.
In 2019, when the cyberspace is revolutionizing against every known conviction, also clothing acts almost like Artificial Intel- ligence.1 Thus questions like ‘What do we need and how do we want to live?’ lead directly to asking ‘What do they (the garments) need and how do they want to live?’.
“Muses” is a personal attempt to create a series of figures, driv- en by base interests and ideas of mine like my Hispanic heritage and a mix of main influences from my adolescence, but wading towards the greater goal of an oscillating network.
This network revolves around collaborations in the performing arts field as Agnes Varnai, Stefan Cantante and Urska Preis.
Andre Reiner Törner
ARCHIE DICKENS FW19
The Feeting Room offered an award won by Archie Dickens designer and was selected by the owners of the Portuguese concept store to sell his collection in the TFR space.
“Fluxo 19” is the continuation of a wardrobe which began life in his previous collection. It should not be seen as a new season, but a new selection of pieces to combine with previous ones. It draws upon the same theme of ‘freedom of movement’ as his last collection also did.
”I examined fluid lines, present in the sculpture of Ancient Greece and in naturally occuring forms such as coral. Blue and grey have emerged as dominant colours for me this year as I have been living in close proximity to the ultimate source of fluid movement – water. I have observed the everchanging relationship between sea and sky.”
What if the concept of hell and paradise didn’t exist? The idea of punishment or reward was annulled, death would only be a part of life.
La Petite Mort seeks to explore the limbo between life and death, in a predominantly believing culture that death is the end. Through a fusion of tradition and religious customs, this collec- tion represents a family offering, elaborated with materials and goods belonging to the ancestors, in order to honour their life and illuminate the path of eternal sleep. Is death the end or loss of consciousness in the transition between worlds?
RITA CARVALHO FW19
We enter mythology. We found Flora. Ancient Flora. Power of nature. It was beautiful. It was in ancient times. Perfect representation. What is perfection? Harmony. Idealization idealized by creative beings.
Identity created. Identity shared. Flora. Now. FLORAGORA. Harmony faded where the future began. The time has passed. Deconstruction. Asymmetry. Disproportionality. Representation of an inverted aesthetic. Because it is no longer beautiful and it is no longer harmonious. Deconstruction of an identity while retaining its essence. Now. Flora. The past in the present is different.
THE CO.RE FW19
Vibrations are all around us. They shape the world that we know. Colors, sound and light; vibrations are responsible for the way we perceive all that surrounds us, and without them our world would be dull.
This collection celebrates the unappreciated beauty and sophistication of the phenomenon of vibrations, and how it shapes the things around us. With an emphasis on color and on the movement of waves and lines, our clothing strives to express just how intertwined vibrations are with our daily lives.