Portugal Fashion 2018: These Boots are Made for Walking – On the event’s last day, shoes took on the show. Several high-end Portuguese brands and designers showed that these boots were really made for walking. Katty Xiomara and Nuno Baltazar debuted last day’s line up, opening a fast lane to the shoe realm, where comfort and style walk side by side. Brands like Ambitious, Rufel (co-designed by Ruben Rua) The Baron’s Cage and Nobrand warmed up the place for Luís Onofre and his Fall/Winter 2018 collection.
With the destruction of works of art, Xiomara created his own abstract paintings, completely undressed of pretensions. The inspiration passed through cubism and lyrical abstractionism.
Asymmetries, large and colourful prints, volumes and strong silhouettes were some of the highlights of Katty’s colourful runway show. A bit like her colleagues, who presented their collections earlier, Xiomara was very keen on pinstripes and polka dots. Something to look out this Fall/Winter season for sure…
As for the materials used, the designer travelled through silk, lace, cotton, velvet, synthetic and the traditional Portuguese burel.
Asymmetrical cuts, set of volumes, hourglass silhouettes and feminine shapes marked with Diogo Miranda‘s DNA bring to the autumn/winter 2018 a mark that makes it impossible to deny his authorship.
In straight and ethereal lines with faceted cuts conveyed by the glitter and movement of the pieces, the coordinates are all on our wish list for the upcoming season.
A figure dressed in taffeta and technical fabrics that help shape details like 3D sleeves and other volumes, the lengths are midi versus exposed legs and the necklines are deep. The runway does not deceive: this is the confident, independent and sexy woman Miranda has already accustomed us to.
Shoes – Ambitious, The Baron’s Cage, Fly London, Rufel and Nobrand
Ambitious, Fly London, J. Reinaldo, Nobrand, Rufel and The Baron’s Cage presented their proposals for the cold season of 2018.
The group of the footwear brands presented on the Portugal Fashion show, representing the Portuguese Shoes and, above all, the amazing craftsmanship behind a Made in Portugal pair of shoes.
From themes such as the “modern barons” revivalism, in an ode to male bourgeois elegance, this selection is a sample of the national accessories for next the next Fall/Winter Season.
The tulle takes the centre stage in full dresses or in small details of the female wardrobe, presented by the Oporto’s Designer. The hourglass lines, the volume, the fair-to-oversized play that is the hallmark of the brand returns to a refined cold season in a chromatic palette and choice of materials.
Silks, wool and cotton all take on a daily life, leaving the monotonous and conservative way behind to enter the field of style and elegance by the belted silhouettes, a perversion of traditional lines and fine work of tailoring.
The dresses, romantic and princess styles, gain a relaxation in the carefree woman who uses them as if they were a pair of jeans. The shades accompany: rich golds, but never eccentric, grey, black, then they evolve to brick, brown, beige, blue, gaining lustre in smooth fabrics or textures like brocades.
Black and red were the two colours that reigned upon Onofre’s proposals.
The elegance that has accustomed us was the keyword for a collection that brought us stilettos, mules and over-the-knee boots to lead his Fall/Winter collection. Already in the world of accessories, the wallets were mainly designed with leather and velvet, two of the hottest materials on the season to come. Onofre also debuted his very own line of chic, sleek-designed umbrellas.
”In my head, a good brand doesn’t need its logo to be recognized. Sure, there ar some pieces that require the usage of the brand’s logo in its design, but I’d rather be recognized by the quality and design of my products than by a mere logo.” – Luís Onofre, when we asked him about the new logo mania trend.
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