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PORTUGAL / Portugal Fashion Week S/S 2013

October 12 2012

Fashion Week

36 catwalk shows of 10 renowned creatives, 16 young designers, four fashion design schools, seven clothing brands and six footwear brands ...

- Participation of Alves/Gonçalves, Fátima Lopes, Felipe Oliveira Batista, Luís Buchinho, Luís Onofre, Katty Xiomara, Miguel Vieira and Storytailors, among others

- Young creatives Susana Bettencourt, Hugo Costa, Andreia Lexim, Diana Matos, Estelita Mendonça and Daniela Barros kick off the event in Lisbon

- “Timeline” is the theme of this edition

As in the previous edition, the 31st Portugal Fashion kicks off at the Museum of Design and Fashion (MUDE) - Francisco Capelo Collection, in Lisbon, from 17h30 on October 16th, before moving on to the Alfândega do Porto building, between October 17th and 20th.
At the Alfândega Building, Portugal Fashion gains a fresh impetus through a spatial reorganisation that will allow all the catwalks to take place on the same floor, as well as taking advantage of the riverfront for entertainment and social gathering activities.

The 31st Portugal Fashion showcases the proposals of new creatives and fashion design schools in the Espaço Bloom. The Espaço Bloom, in its fifth consecutive edition, will once again enable young fashion creatives and students to showcase their work to the public in an informal, multi-faceted setting where different artistic expressions come together. As already mentioned, the catwalks in Lisbon are associated to the Espaço Bloom and are, as such, exclusively assigned to six up-and-coming creatives that already possess a consolidated aesthetic language: Susana Bettencourt and Hugo Costa; Andreia Lexim and Diana Matos; Estelita Mendonça and Daniela Barros.

At the Alfândega do Porto building, the catwalks of the Espaço Bloom take place on 19th and 20th and include the participation of four fashion schools (Modatex, ESAD, Porto Fashion School and Árvore Cooperative) and ten young designers.
All catwalks included in the line-up (main catwalk and Espaço Bloom) take place on the ground floor of the Alfândega Building, as well as the parallel activities of cultural animation (exhibitions and contests, for example) and social gathering (parties and DJ sets).
Portugal Fashion is a project under the auspices of the National Young Entrepreneurs’ Association (ANJE), developed in partnership with the Textile and Clothing Association of Portugal (ATP) and currently financed by QREN, within the scope of the Operational Competitiveness Factors Programme (Compete).