Fashion documentary.

Behind the curtains of ModaLisboa with Pedro C. Ferreira

Peep behind the curtain of a fashion week and what you’ll see depends on who you are. To some it may appear a horrifying jumble of clothes and lights and hairspray and limbs. Others see the hard work that makes the shows a reality. And then there are those whose eyes and lenses single out the personality, the comradeship, the solitude and the calm. As…
Backstage at ModaLisboa by Pedro C.Ferreira
Backstage at ModaLisboa by Pedro C.Ferreira
Backstage at ModaLisboa by Pedro C.Ferreira
Backstage at ModaLisboa by Pedro C.Ferreira
Backstage at ModaLisboa by Pedro C.Ferreira
Backstage at ModaLisboa by Pedro C.Ferreira
Backstage at ModaLisboa by Pedro C.Ferreira
Backstage at ModaLisboa by Pedro C.Ferreira

Fashion fetish: Valentim Quaresma at ModaLisboa

There’s some dark corner of Valentim Quaresma’s mind where twisted visions flourish, where objects are repurposed and reimagined, where fetish is not a dirty word but a basis for fashion. On the runway at ModaLisboa, Lisbon’s three-day festival of fashion, Quaresma presented designs that blurred jewellery and leather harness accessories, playing peek-a-boo with skin and turning dystopian elements of metal and bone into something newly…

Fuzzy on the detail: Nair Xavier at ModaLisboa

Menswear can be difficult. To stand out on a runway it needs to find the line between edgy and wearable, and toe it – something Nair Xavier did yesterday during ModaLisboa in Lisbon. Her fuzzy textures were second in visual appeal only to her colour palette: soft egg-shell blue, vibrant cobalt and duck yellow made her menswear collection on-trend yet easy to wear.

How to promote a fashion week: ModaLisboa

He who truly understands fashion understands that it’s about more than clothes. I say “he” in this context because I’m talking about everyone everywhere, generally, but also specifically about the team behind the promotional spots for ModaLisboa, Lisbon’s biannual fashion week. Directors Miguel Coimbra and Marco Espírito Santo bring us this video promoting the 3 day event; a video where fabric is equally important to…
NSFW Photo gallery included.

What do Burberry and Cividini have in common?

Across the sea, from England to Italy, there was an unexpected commonality: Cividini’s fall 2014 wearability played snap with Burberry’s layered scarves and painterly prints. If there’s a trend in the works, it can be found in these two disparate brands. This snap of Antonina Vasylchenko in particular shows the scarf worn over one shoulder and belted, similar to the styling at Burberry. Beyond that…

Ethereal lace at Laura Biagiotti

Laura Biagiotti’s fall 2014 collection was all about a return to painstaking craftsmanship as an expression of beauty. Her white lace gowns were some of the best examples: an expression of beauty both profound and wearable.

Lingerie-like details at Francesco Scognamiglio

Just when you thought you’d seen all the ways for lingerie to become outerwear, Francesco Scognamiglio’s Milan fashion week show reinvented the idea yet again. The most delicate lace featured alongside deconstructed corsetry, where skirts dangled with strings of jewels instead of suspender belts, and gold fringing swished from heavy knits. I attempted to catch some of the detail and movement in these shots, which…

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