Friday, 25 March 2011

Portuguese talented boosters

Ana Salazar's backstage pic by Miguel Ricardo
Despite uncertainties about Portugal's long-term economic
vitality which have been increased by yesterday's downgrade
by Fitch Ratings, young Lusitanian designers are confident
that fashion business will keep going showing interesting
well tailored fall-winter collections.

Ana Salazar's AW 11-12 image credit: LabDailyblog.com
Portugal will surely be helped and rescued by Eurozone brother
countries yet it will have to fight for its financial independence
from now on but the country's current fashion events,
ModaLisboa and Oporto's Fashion Weeks, showed 
a lively, optimistic outlook.

Ana Salazar's AW 11-12 image credit: Miguel Ricardo
Ana Salazar's AW 11-12 image credit: Miguel Ricardo
Portugal may be in troubled waters yet its creative designers
strive to secure the steady growth their own creativity 
deserves and these three are undoubtedly among the designers 
on the front line of redressing the Portuguese grievances.
Ana Salazar is a practiced designer whose name is 
internationally known for her stretch fabrics and cozy 
designs which have been described by critics 
as “body-conscious yet wearable”.

Ana Salazar's AW 11-12 image credit: Pedro Pacheco
Ana Salazar's AW 11-12 image credit: Pedro Pacheco
Ana Salazar's AW 11-12 image credit: LabDailyBlog.com
Her AW 11-12 collection shows gripping red outfits ranging
from medieval to futuristic and even biker-inspired 
touches with thick folded coats, red leather studded 
military-style jackets, asymmetric black and floor-length 
chiffon dresses together with printed trousers worn with 
glittered balaclavas or black indented headbands 
referring to medieval knight helmets.

Luis Buchinho's AW 11-12 image credit: Miguel Ricardo
Luis Buchinho presented his latest creations which saw
their debut at Paris fashion week made playing with 
lines, diagonal cuts, stripes and alternating lengths also
showing soft chiffon dresses, cuffed long sleeve jackets,
amazing bold red capes with folded layers and low-cut
blouses worn on mannish pants as well Lurex
reptile-looking minidresses.

Luis Buchinho's AW 11-12 image credit: Miguel Ricardo
Luis Buchinho's AW 11-12 image credit: Miguel Ricardo
Luis Buchinho's AW 11-12 images credit: LabDailyBlog.com
Os Burgueses, The Bourgeois, is a talented duo made 
by designers Pedro Lusa Eleutério and Mia Lourenço 
whose collections are developed like an urban opera, 
every season being an act of the whole grand opera 
they're constantly working on, called “The Jane Doe 
saga” by the name of their heroine character.

Os Burgueses' AW 11-12 image credit: Pedro Pacheco
“Our brand's philosophy is closely linked to the arts 
so the collections are developed and displayed with 
a performance...” they said and even this new apparently
mismatched collection/act has been compelling.
Deconstructed garments in which felted wool is combined
with synthetic leather, knits and prints in a continuous
shuffle between tight and oversized, structured and draped
in a clever mix of contrasting shapes and materials.

Os Burgueses' AW 11-12 image credit: Pedro Pacheco
Os Burgueses' AW 11-12 image credit: Pedro Pacheco
They work to boost their own names and skillfulness in
the highly competitive world of fashion as well to spur
Portugal's lackluster growth and it goes without saying
it's my wish they'll get to the desired result.

3 comments:

  1. You might find it weird but I never know anything about Lisbon Fashion Week and I just found out on your blog about Oporto's Fashion Week. Sometimes I watch the Lisbon Fashion week on TV and Portuguese designers are great.

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  2. I read your comment, it's so sweet. Well, all I have to say is that the blogger is the same. I changed it because, you might find it weird, my cousin discovered my blog. I don't like to get limited on my posts because I have to think if my family is reading it because my ideas are very different from my family's ideas. I feel like I lost my freedom of speech. The posts wouldn't be the same so I decided to start a new blog, it would be easier for me.

    The content of the blog will be the same, however I will be writing it in Portuguese. I'll write the posts in the "correct form of Portuguese", that way the translator won't have so many mistakes.
    Please, if you see that the google translator is not good enough tell me and I will translate the posts myself.

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