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Posts Tagged ‘Portugal’

João Melo Costa and Luís Buchinho: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Portuguese designers João Melo Costa and Luís Buchinho staged a joint catwalk show at the Portuguese Embassy in Belgrave Square on Sunday 15th September 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jaoa Melo Costa S/S 2014 by Elisa Mac
João Melo Costa S/S 2014 by Elisa Mac.

It is becoming more and more common to find showcases for other countries on the catwalks during LFW, presumably because London is considered the pinnacle of creativity… if not sales. And then labels can return to their home countries and boast of their success in London, thereby impressing their local fans. Still, it's not cheap to bring a designer and their collection to these shores, which is why journalists are frequently invited over to cover fashion weeks in home lands (I was flown out to Poland for several seasons, and know many who do the rounds of European fashion weeks).

With this in mind it helps to have a bit of sponsorship at hand, which is clearly why two Portuguese designers were showing in the embassy headquarters at Belgrave Square. Since I always get excited about seeing inside a posh venue I jumped at the chance to attend: the paintings and champagne were lovely but unfortunately the lighting was petty dismal so… read more

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Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule A/W 2011 in Łódź: Vitor

Portuguese fashion created by a Brazilian and shown in Poland. We live in such an international world! Vitor normally shows at Moda Lisboa but joined Fashion Week Poland on Sunday 8th May as part of the Off Out Of Schedule shows. Lovely stuff.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Vitor A/W 2011 by Sam Parr.
Sunday began at Off Out Of Schedule with a super quick and well edited showing from our friend Vitor (or V!tor, as it is sometimes …

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet Joana Faria

Joana Faria hails from Portugal, where by day she works as an art director. She drew Alex Cox of Don't Panic, Francesca Salih of Forward PR, Holly Ladd of Make Lemonade, Johann Chan of Digital Arts Magazine, Michaela of Tantrum Magazine, Sarah Scribbles, Nikki Nakki Lou and Siam Goorwich.

Written by Amelia Gregory

It was a delight to meet Sarah Williams of Sarah Scribbles, who is a prolific tweeter and blogger.
Ahhhh, the lovely Joana Faria. She came to the ACOFI launch event all …

Jack Teagle opens up shop

Jack Teagle has opened an online shop where you can purchase his prints and paintings. I say get in there quick.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Heroes and Villains by Jack Teagle. I *heart* this image.
You may remember that I had a fabulous time at Jack Teagle’s exhibition at Nobrow earlier this year. Then I saw …