MODALISBOA METAPHYSICAL, in co-organization with the Municipality of Lisbon, has taken place on March 10 to 13, 2022 at Factory Lisbon, at Hub Criativo do Beato. It represented beginning of a new phase as an in-person event with a growing digital component – it is meta and it is physical – in constant experimentation, that crosses the geographies of Fashion, Technology, Innovation and Art in a path where multidisciplinary practices meet and new possibilities of permanence are tested.
The 58th editon of Lisboa Fashion Week consisted of presentations by 26 Fashion Designers. Using new ways to disrupt and renew the method of communication on the runway. Lisboa Fashion Week calendar remains a territory rich in the diversity of concepts and proposals, bringing together Designers with different audiences that, among themselves, form the creative fabric of the Portuguese Fashion scene.
The 58th Lisboa Fashion Week is, therefore, a conversation, and essay, a discussion, a door to the universe of universes.
The new talents show is always the one that we, at 33 Magazine, are looking forward to. It could be described as the time where a designer’s creativity is at its peak. The inevitable yet highly waited on moment in which their point of view is introduced to the world.
Since October, the young designers have been developing their collections with the support of textile partnerships established by Associação ModaLisboa – Tintex Textiles, Calvelex/Fabrics4Fashion and Riopele – while receiving regular mentoring from professional’s part of the judges’ panel.
Below is our favorite look from each Sangue Novo designer’s collection.
The winner of ModaLisboa X Tintex Award and United Colors of Benetton Award was Maria Clara Pontes Leça, she is a young fashion designer, graduated in Fashion Design from Faculdade de Arquitetura of Universidade de Lisboa. On her last year of college, she studied in Naples, Italy; and soon after concluding her bachelor, she moved to London to participate in a knitting machine short-course at Central Saint Martins. “I had a flashback of something that never existed” is how she described the inspiration behind her collection.
The winner of ModaLisboa X Polimoda Award was Filipe Cerejo. He started his career in Fashion in Porto, but ended up graduating in Fashion design at Middlesex University. His new craftsmanship has led him to drape and rework traditionally tailored patterns to create his unconventional sportswear approach.
Even though this task proofed itself quite difficult we chose 5 of our favorite designers of this season of Moda Lisboa, these are; Carlos Gil, Constance Entrudo, Behen, Hibu and Kolovrat.
Fashion especially during these times should be fun it should keep you on your toes and that’s exactly what the following designers succeeded in so gracefully Each one of them inspired us through their collections, be it through their choice of presentation or their spot-on understanding of the zeitgeist.
From Carlos Gil’s chess inspired collection with a clear focus on accessories to the innovative and thought provoking presentation of Constance Entrudo to Behen’s respectful homage to traditional Portuguese craftsmanship, as well as Hibu’s strong silhouettes accompanied by an unexpected finale of the show which tied together the attention to details and design with the lighthearted facet of fashion. Finishing our list with Kolovrat who took a, well received, darker approach to his collection this season
Below we selected our favorite backstage moments shot by Luís Gala.