Fashion documentary.

Backstage moments from Portugal Fashion: F/W ’15

Unlike the shows of Milan or Paris, which change venues as often as a diva changes outfits, Portugal Fashion in Porto takes it’s time sprawling slowly across three venues in three days. Day 2 was housed solely amidst the neo-classical pulchritude of the Palácio da Bolsa, where the ornate ceilings of the backstage area drew your eye away from even the most dramatic of hairstyles…
Backstage at Portugal Fashion, F/W '15
Backstage at Portugal Fashion, F/W '15
Backstage at Portugal Fashion, F/W '15
Backstage at Portugal Fashion, F/W '15
Backstage at Portugal Fashion, F/W '15
Backstage at Portugal Fashion, F/W '15
Backstage at Portugal Fashion, F/W '15
Backstage at Portugal Fashion, F/W '15

Flag-bearers & falcons: backstage at Nuno Gama

Whether Nuno Gama’s fall 2015 show at ModaLisboa carried much historical accuracy isn’t worth the enquiry. The collection – inspired by Portugal’s discovery era – had value enough in entertainment and aesthetics to warrant all creative liberties taken by its creator. What Gama put together was a cast of characters that included captains and crusaders, sailors and sea-monsters, even a cameo from famed one-eye-blind Portuguese…
Backstage at Nuno Gama F/W '15
Backstage at Nuno Gama F/W '15
Backstage at Nuno Gama F/W '15
Backstage at Nuno Gama F/W '15
Backstage at Nuno Gama F/W '15
Backstage at Nuno Gama F/W '15
Backstage at Nuno Gama F/W '15
Backstage at Nuno Gama F/W '15

Gritty pretty: Backstage at ModaLisboa

Some faces are just too perfect not to cause your lens to gravitate towards them, voluntarily or involuntarily. And some moments, when said face happens to glance up at just the right second, are equally so. This shot was from backstage on day 3 of the fall / winter 2015 edition of ModaLisboa, where pretty red lips and gritty army styling found themselves in a…

Backstage at ModaLisboa, spring 2015

It was a good day to be backstage. For one, Nuno Gama’s epic closing show was to include 80 male models, most of whom were milling about waiting for their call time. I was hardly going to complain about that. Secondly, Valentim Quaresma’s unique creations – intricate pieces of body jewellery made from clips and skulls and other curiosities – were being adorned onto bodies…
Backstage at ModaLisboa, S/S '15
Backstage at ModaLisboa, S/S '15
Backstage at ModaLisboa, S/S '15
Backstage at ModaLisboa, S/S '15
Backstage at ModaLisboa, S/S '15
Backstage at ModaLisboa, S/S '15
Backstage at ModaLisboa, S/S '15
Backstage at ModaLisboa, S/S '15

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…
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