ModaLisboa Kiss // Day Three



On the third day of ModaLisboa, Kolovrat fashion show was held at the gymnasium of the Portuguese Marine, which was a suited place for Kolovrat’s collection called “Your favourite team is playing” and where the mandatory requirement to the guests attending the show was to wear sneakers. The fashion show started with six basketball players wearing one-tone overalls from the AW 16/17 collection, where they, on the basketball field, show the fluidity and comfort of the pieces. After the referee called the quits, the fashion show itself started:  the pieces were mostly wool/cashemere and silk, in black and with notes of blues, yellows and natural tones.

“Your favourite team is playing” was a collection based in polarities: day and night, black and color, stillness and movement. Nature was one of the inspirations for the lines, details and silhouette of the collection, based primarily in organic lines and movement.

Apart from the colors and silhouette of the collection, crafted and intricate textures were mixed with wool and burel (highly hand crafted traditional wool which in this case is made by Ecolã) and were also used craft techniques like macramé, in t-shirts or skirt’s hems, a surprising detail that helps showcase the movement of the garment.

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The last brand presenting their collection on the LAB platform for AW16/17 of ModaLisboa was AWAYTOMARS. The brand presented “AWAYTOMARS 446”, a collection that was the result of the brand’s identity: a collaboration between multiple creative people around the globe that contribute to create a single and cohesive collection.

The starting point for the collection was raw elements such as stone and metal; these elements were interpreted for the AWAYTOMARS community trough their online collaborative moodboard. That online interaction resulted in a collection where the color palette present in “AWAYTOMARS 446” was black, grey, white, copper and dry green, applied in a way that highlight and enhance the complexity that exists behind the simplest shapes, revealing the construction of the garments. Some signature details were the mix between drop shoulder and raglan sleeve, the geometrical lines in the pieces, placed in diagonal lines or cutouts, asymmetrical shapes and the transparency accomplished through the impermeable fabric. The music was composed by Marcelo Gerab and Gabriel Finotti.

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“Electriccable” was the collection presented by SayMyName. The inspiration came from the effect that the lightning does in the sky on stormy days, as well as the huge amount of electric cables that dice the sky. Those references influence the prints and textures of the collection, as well as the asymmetrical lines of some of the pieces. Details as the godet was one of the ideas of the summer 2016 collection that were revisited and applied in the AW 16/17 collection.

Some pieces, such as the tubular dress, shirt dresses and paper-bag trousers, among others, where made using materials like felted neoprene, fantasy felt, padded, print anthracite jersey, poplin, textured mousseline and American fleece lined with silver. The color palette contemplated black, anthracite gray, white, red, blue sky and silver.

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Nadir Tati


The theme for Nadir Tati’s collection was “A voz de Angola” (Angola’s voice). The designer’s AW 16/17 collection was delicate and refined, while still having Angolan roots that can be seen in her selection of fabrics and colors.

For women, a collection of evening gowns with drapes, embroideries, transparency, lace and African fabrics in red, gold and blue; for men, a more casual look in white with trims of African fabrics.

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Piotr Drzal


Piotr Drzal presented “Nocturne”, a collection that took inspiration from the emotional connotations of the night in nature – a “precious habitat of emotions, feelings and unknown”.

Piotr Drzal presented a Men’s collection composed primarily by dark hues such as black, eggplant, grey, metallic and white, a direct reflection of his inspiration. The designer also presented interesting details throughout the collection such as the use of vertical zippers on the pockets of the shirt’s front, lateral seam and jacket’s arms, as well as an accent detail in jackets’ collars and cuffs, and the unexpected use of sequins in various garments.

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Filipe Faísca


Filipe Faísca celebrated the ageless woman in his AW 16/17 collection “New Age”. The designer celebrated the fearless woman, the determined woman, the woman that becomes whatever or whomever she chooses to.

The collection was built with materials such as cotton, wool, mouton race, neoprene, silk, viscose and lace, with the presence of patterns accomplished with naprons and hand made patterns done through the manipulation of fabrics. The predominant colors were black, white, lime and sand and the designer had the support of Luvaria Ulisses for the gloves, André Ópticas for the glasses, Wolford for the lingerie and collants, and Christian Louboutin for the shoes.

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Dino Alves


Dino Alves presented “New Kings”, a collection that it’s starting point was the world of upper class that live with wealth, luxury and ostentation and the irony that comes from doing a collection with those references in a reality of economic crisis. The designer visited the references of this world in order to create a new social class, “ruled by the richness in character, nobility in attitudes and actions, solidarity with the most disadvantaged: the value and integrity as human beings will make them the New Kings.”

The silhouette from “New Kings” primarily has a flared line with volume in some parts of the garments in materials such as wool, tweeds, cotton with polyester, neoprene, velvet, denim, cotton poplin, vinyl fabrics and viscose.  Some details of the collection are seams cut with forms of baroque decorative elements taken from palace interiors, furniture and other decorative pieces, overlapping panels with matching shapes to create embossing images, decorative details in macro manual stitches made with tissues and holes and embroidered motifs using the same technique, frills, ruffles, lavish laces and lacy collars.

The colors used throughout the collection were black, white, various shades of grey, green, rose quartz, blue, bordeaux, burgundy, orange, light blue, yellow, gold, camel, printed floral baroque indigo and brocades.

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Luis Carvalho


“Cold as ice” was the theme for Luis Carvalho AW 16/17 collection, where the inspiration comes from the coldest Nordic landscapes.

The tranquility, purity and silence from the Nordic landscapes influenced the designer to choose lighter and more fluid shapes and colors such as white, pale pink and grey; at the same time, the ice crystals present in these landscapes, suggested straight lines and volume used on the silhouette, details and prints, as well as the colors black and eggplant. The materials used by Luis Carvalho were cotton, wool, satin, twills and leather/fur. The shoes were a collaboration with EUREKA and the sunglasses with FORAsunglasses.

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ModaLisboa Kiss // Day Two

Olga Noronha


On the second day of ModaLisboa, Olga Noronha presented her “β CREATURES” collection on the LAB platform. Olga Noronha had as principal inspiration the beauty and dichotomy – delicacy/violence – that are known to the male Betta fish. The designer used materials such as porcelain, fish skin from cod, salmon and sea bass, corals, gemstones, crystals, natural pearls, gold leaf and stamped polyester to create wearable sculptures that reflect the creatures from which she takes inspiration as well as the environment where those creatures live in. The shoes were a result from the collaboration between the designer and Biblical Lust.

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Ricardo Andrez


Ricardo Andrez presented “Stereo”, a collection based on color and how color is attached to life and its’ intensity, emotion and dimension. Ricardo Andrez explored color transitions between the chromatic borders, translated to the collection with a predominant neutral color palette – white, grey and black – with the addition of vivid colors such as pink, orange, green, purple and blue, applied in solid blocks or in wave-like prints. Some of the details in the collection were the extra-long sleeves, the fur applications, the sleeves’ cutouts, the zipper application on cuffs, pants and jackets and, of course, the prints and color palette. Other details from the collection were the shoes – the result from a collaboration between Ricardo Andrez and Melo – and the sunglasses from Vava.

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Rose Palhares


On the second day of ModaLisboa, Rose Palhares had her début on the LAB platform. The designer presented “Kiss from Rose”, a collection aligned with the theme for the 25th anniversary of ModaLisboa. “Kiss from Rose” was a collection that had a seductive, self-assured and passionate-about-life woman in mind, that dictate the use of laces and transparencies in the collection, as well as red, gold, blue, pink and champagne in form fitting silhouettes that complement the women’s body.

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Christophe Sauvat


For AW 16/17 Christophe Sauvat presented a collection that reinforces the brand’s motto “One world, no boundaries”, travelling to the Nordic countries for inspiration. Staying true to the brand’s identity, Christophe Sauvat presented an eclectic collection yet appropriate to the urban and modern woman living in the city. The color palette present in the collection ranged from snow white, autumn browns and greens – a direct reflection of the Nordic landscapes – to black, that convey more versatility and elegance to the collection. The materials chosen vary from alpaca wool, leather and merino wool – for the warmer pieces – to cotton, faux astrakhan and silk – for the lighter pieces – embellished with embroideries and geometric patterns with pearls. The collection was completed with ethnic backpacks, embroidered clutches and practical cotton bags.

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Pedro Pedro


Pedro Pedro presented “L’etrangère”, a youthful and relaxed collection with distinctive and voluminous silhouettes, layers of asymmetrical pieces and utilitarian and military influence on the coats. The overall feeling of the collection was unpretentious, referring us to a rural setting where exaggerated lengths were presented on sleeves and pants.

The designer presented a mix of materials, from wools, felts, cottons, linens, wool jerseys, quilted impermeable and check, in sober colors such as grey, beige, camel, black, khaki and shades of olive and neon green.

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Alexandra Moura



“Woman” was the collection that Alexandra Moura presented on the last edition of ModaLisboa. The starting point of the collection was the work – sketches, scrapbooks and collages – of the artist Anohni, as well as the dramatic and theatrical charge present in her work.

“Woman” resulted in deconstructed classic silhouettes, with details brought from ancient times and from undergarments of both genders, that used as vehicle luxurious jacquard fabrics in voluminous coats and blankets, embellished with ruffles, ribbons and bows.

The color palette in the collection contemplated black, white, wine, blue, camel and sand tones.

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Carlos Gil


Carlos Gil’s AW 16/17 collection was “Eclectic”. As the name refers, the collection mixed patterns, colors, textures and styles to provide a new look at elegance.

In general, thee looks  were composed by unusual layer combinations that, at the same time, have vintage reminiscences, clean cuts and sporty details, creating a bold and elegant sportswear chic look.

Carlos Gil played with different fabrics and textures, as glitters, lace, fur and patterns, in blazers, coats, blouses, sweaters and pleated wrap skirts to achieve the eclectic aesthetic proposed for this season collection.

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Morecco Lisboa presented for AW 16/17 its’ first full collection of garments.

The collection presented took as inspiration voyages through Turkey, Morocco and Korean cinema as well as the glamour of the nightclubs of New York and Paris in the 70s. The result was a celebration of color, textures and materials, where the color palette ranged from black, grey, white, orange and pale yellow and green in materials such as silk, fur and reused antique Chinese and Japanese fabric panels with fringe trims.

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Miguel Vieira


Miguel Vieira presented “Color”, a collection where color takes center stage and where the designer was influence for the meanings and emotions attached with every color he selected : the mystery, power and elegance of caviar black; the calm, loyalty, wisdom and confidence of the dark navy blue; olympian blue, blend of cobalt and sapphire hues; the innocence, purity and perfection of marshmallow white; the optimism, joy and energy of mustard yellow.

The materials used by Miguel Vieira were neoprene, custom fabrics, quilted fabrics, cloth, silk crepe and fur, that were applied, for women, in structured and informal lines or voluminous lines that do not hide femininity with long and extra long heights; For men, structured suits and impeccably cut trousers.

The collection was completed with braided skin handbags, scarves and bracelets.

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ModaLisboa Kiss // Day One

The theme for this season of ModaLisboa | Lisboa Fashion Week was KISS; it was ModaLisboa’s 25th anniversary, which was a time to celebrate and to share the joy and the love for fashion.



ModaLisboa’s fashion shows started March 10th at 6 p.m. with Banda, by the hands of Tiago Loureiro. He presented “Brazil Not Revisited” for his AW 16/17 collection, where he took inspiration from three Brazilian modernist artists: Oswald de Andrade, Lina Bo Bardi and Mendes da Rocha. From the first, the anthropophagy, the rite of cannibalism practiced by the Brazilian indigenous tribes present in his Manifesto Antropógrafo (1928); From the second, the interior/exterior ambiguous relationship of the artist architectural work and from the third, the dazzling strongholds through a more subversive space usage. “Brazil Not Revisited” is the result of Tiago Loureiro’s interpretation of the work of these artists as well as his own experience of growing up surrounded by the culture, arts, tv and Brazilian history on a daily basis, due to the strong links between Portugal and the ex-colony, Brazil. The collection resulted with men and women’s clothing, where a mix of symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes are used in fabrics that allow the pieces of clothing to move and have fluidity. The predominant colors used were red, shades of grey and camel, with notes of metallic, white, blue and where is also very notorious the use of print in several looks.

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David Catalán


David Catalán presented “Club Ska 67”, where he reinterpreted two urban cultures: the Suedhead movement, which shares similarities with early London’s Skinhead culture and another urban movement from the London 70’s. The result was an urban and current collection, where the silhouettes were a contrast between rigid and fluid shapes where gender takes second stage, a reflection of the similarity between the male and female clothing of the urban cultures used as inspiration.

The color palette was a reflection of one of the most remarkable bands of that time, The Who, where white, black, yellow, red and blue take center stage as solid colors on the pieces of clothing or through the application in sashes and lines of the different colors in order to create various prints throughout multiple pieces. One detail that was also present in most pieces is the parallel vertical and/or horizontal lines made of stiches that contribute to the cohesion of the collection.

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Tânia Nicole


Tânia Nicole presented “Melting”, a collection that took inspiration from the work of British artist Alex Chinneck, who specializes in architectural installations featuring optical illusions. His main projects include a row of upside-down shops in London and a house of wax bricks that will slowly melt over the course of a summer.

In “Melting”, the silhouettes and details of the collection such as the use of garments like overalls and upside-down jeans were a direct influence of the architectural side of the Chinneck’s projects, where Tânia Nicole interpreted into a workwear look associated to the work on the construction industry. Tânia also used multiple denim tones simulating a gradient effect in an attempt to mimic the melting process of the house of wax bricks project as well as vertical tears on the front or on the back in several pieces, resulting on unexpected details throughout the collection. Beanies, turtleneck, extra-long sleeves and rolled up jeans were also design choices made by Tânia Nicole in “Melting”.

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Carolina Machado


For AW 16/17, Carolina Machado presented “Open”, an attempt of exploration of an identity; the definition of self-being, it’s authenticity, the several elements, events and changes that influence directly or indirectly it’s personification, resulting in a more intuitive act. In this sense, the collection conveys a certain softness and femininity, still influenced by some details and masculine lines. Allied to this ideal, is a surrealist, psychedelic and sensory work by the director René Laloux: “La Planète Sauvage”, 1973.

“Open” explores the silhouette of the 70’s, as well as the changing shapes of the characters called “Draggs”, an extraterrestrial race with red-eyes and blue skin from René Laloux’s work mentioned above, with high waist cropped wide leg pants, trumpet sleeves and deep V necklines.

Aside from the 70’s presence on the silhouettes, one of the main features in the collection was the application of eyelets, either along the necklines or as a standout feature on the pieces; an expression of the importance of clarity and transparency of self-being.

Carolina Machado’s collection featured a palette of earthy colors as oranges and burgundies and a range of deep blues and black.

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Ruben Damásio


Inspired in the “Rumspringa”, which means “wander around”, Ruben Damásio presented a collection with the same name; a collection that portrays the time when young Amish, aged sixteen to twenty-one, break away from the community and move to bigger cities to explore new sensations and realities. The collection resulted on the mix of the two realities: the experiences in daring, urban and modern environments that add more knowledge and new values, and their past inside the Amish community. The first was translated into the collection with the use of bold colors such as the yellow, seen in almost whole looks and the blue, present in pops of color on socks, trims and linings; the second was represented by the black, grey and beige present in the collection as well as in the hats used, that evoke a dry, dark scenario, evidenced in their traditional Amish costumes.

The collection used mostly natural fibers, such as cotton, wool and cashmere and had the collaboration of Solaris’ sunglasses.

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Patrick de Pádua


Patrick de Pádua presented “On the Hunt”, a collection that was not only a reference to the hunting universe but also a reflection of the constant search of the individuals for something that completes them. The collection explored this search for a feeling of personal realization, satisfaction and comfort in their own skin.

The result was a streetwear collection where the coats and specially the trench coat take center stage, feeding the idea that clothes are shelters that provide protection. “On the Hunt” used materials such as burel, leather, fur and impermeable in a color palette that ranged from black to beige passing through shades of green and grey.

The looks were complete with fur hats and trims, and sneakers that result from the collaboration with DKODE.

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Cristina Real


“Miles” was the theme for Cristina Real’s AW 16/17 collection. “Miles” was designed with the beginning of a trip in mind and the freedom and adrenaline that comes with it; where there is no place to rules, no place to fear and no place to boundaries; where the wind breeze involves you and the colors and movement of nature report us to spaces, stories and distant memories.

“Miles” intended to bring some of that vision to the urban reality using colors such as white, shades of yellow, beige, bronze, brown, blue, shades of pink, bordeaux, red, grey and black, and the materials ranged from neoprene to neoprene with rubber texture and with velvet texture, matte sequins, synthetic fur with reflex, texture organzas, bouclé knit, faux fur and faux fur with stripes.

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Inês Duvale


On this 25th anniversary of ModaLisboa, menswear designer Inês Duvale presented “VOODOO”. “VOODOO” was a collection that came from an abstract concept, a reality where we believe without seeing, where the sacred exists for unexplained reasons; we believe in what we want to believe because the verb “believe” comes as an opportunity to change and introduces the arrival of new perspectives. The designer choosed this theme because it allowed her to make her own interpretation and be guided by her own imagination. The collection resulted in a mix of fabrics such as leather, fur, wool and polyester ranging in color from black to white, passing through burgundy, yellow, green and purple. There were also interesting details in Inês Duvale pieces such as metallic applications like buckles, eyelets and shirt collar’s adornments.

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Sara Santos


Menswear designer Sara Santos presented “Overlap”, a collection strongly inspired by the work of Portuguese artist “Vhils” and the period that reports to the first memories of this street art – the 80s and 90s. Through the exploration of the experimentalism and the aesthetic of the vandalism in urban environments, this kind of art was a Man’s need to express themselves in their context.

As well as our social environment, we are also composed of overlapping layers. This ideology was transported to Sara Santos’ collection where she explored the material by layers. The main material in her collection was denim, that she used in different shades and finishes, with raw trims or with the application of images that refer to “Vhils” work.

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Nair Xavier


“Kalymnos” was the collection Nair Xavier presented on the past edition of ModaLisboa, opening up the LAB platform. She took inspiration from the Aegean Sea, the sponges and the aquatic fossil biodiversity to provide content to construction, color palette and materials, and used this collection as a tribute to Sponge Diving, an extinct trade on the Greek Island of Kalymnos.

The decade of 1960 and its cool attitude are also a reference to the silhouette of the collection and the color palette was composed by tones of nude, white, taupe and beige, with notes of black, red cast brown, charcoal grey and denim blue, applied in materials such as wool, synthetic leather and fur.

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David Ferreira


ModaLisboa 25th anniversary was David Ferreira debut at Lisboa Fashion Week. He presented “Opulent Child” on the LAB platform and intended that his collection reflected today’s society – an overindulgent society where image and the perception of such defines who we are – blurring the lines between Fashion and Art. David Ferreira AW 16/17 used as mainstream references Pink Ladies, Heathers, Clueless, Plastics, Gossip Girl, Scream Queens, and also, in a more extravagant and opulent look, the royal clique of Versailles, Queen Marie Antoinette and duchess of Polignac, and personalities such as Marchesa Luisa Casati and Scarlett O’Hara from “Gone with the Wind”.

David Ferreira used a strong yet simple game of colors such as shades of pink and red on white and choosed materials as wool Melton, that was beaded, boned and conjugated with rabbit skin and brushed Tibetan lambskin to play with volume of the pieces exploring new silhouettes, also present on the use of tulle as trims and ruffles. Double-faced silk satin was also folded and stitched to create a strong visual and texture effect in the collection.

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Valentim Quaresma


Valentim Quaresma presented “Domination”, a collection that took inspiration from the emotional charge domination and other control situations possess, where Valentim Quaresma intended to create a collection that showed the rise of self-confidence that a dominant position brings.

The theme was translated in the use of elements that suggest triumph and sovereignty, in an harmony between inflexibility and agility accomplished with the use of black and white resins and pexiglass on elements that resembled shark’s teeth, human bones, stuffed animal heads and baroque decoration elements in accessories such as belts, cufflinks, necklaces, cuffs and headpieces. Valentim Quaresma also used brass, aluminum, cotton twill, leather and synthetic materials on the jewelry and pieces of clothing.

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Interview with Liliana Alves

 On the last Thursday October 8th, Van der Love Magazine went to Lisbon Design Show 2015 with a goal: to meet the woman behind the homonymous jewelry brand Liliana Alves Jewelry Design. Let me introduce her: she is a Portuguese native, from Caldas da Rainha to be more precise, and is from her atelier that she runs her business and makes her masterpieces. Right away she welcomed us with a big smile and took us on a journey through her universe and collections on display at the show.


Saying that her creations are masterpieces it is not an exaggeration: one of the things that catch your attention from the beginning is Liliana’s eye for details. Every little piece is so meticulously done that is impossible to say otherwise. Using materials such as sterling silver, oxidized silver, gold plated sterling silver, pearls and semi-precious stones like onyx and amber, all her pieces have a very big impact, not only due to the materials she chooses to work with but also because of her unmistakable aesthetic.

Liliana Alves defines her aesthetic as delicate, light and versatile; her collections always have an architectonical or natural inspiration, from which Liliana makes her own interpretation and deconstruction of the forms, using portuguese filigree (considered UNESCO’s World Heritage), among other techniques, to add a different and interesting texture to her pieces. The use of this technique comes from her three year course at Cindor, where she learned among other things, the craft of filigree.


Liliana started her brand in 2009 but her love for creation comes from her teenage years: as she told Van der Love Magazine, at the age 14/15, she remembers visiting her father’s electronic shop from where she brought home copper cables to transform into decorative objects, such as dream catchers, to later offer them as gifts to family members on their birthdays and Christmas. Six years after her start, Liliana’s father – Manuel Alves – now works along with his daughter, helping bring life to her designs.

At the moment, Liliana releases one to two collections per year because she wants not only to respond to her clients’ needs, but also because she feels the need to create and materialize her ideas. She defines her client as a tasteful, sophisticated and versatile woman, who appreciates cultural events and art. Among her famous clients are Ana Bacalhau from Deolinda, actress Isabel Medina and USA ambassadress in Portugal, Kim Saywer. Liliana was also invited to be a part of two fashion shows for Storytailors: at Portugal Fashion 2013 and at their 10 year career celebration.
Some of her other accomplishments are being featured at Revista Única Expresso 2009, Notícias Magazine 2011, Direct Art International Magazine 2013, Notícias Magazine Cover December 2014 and British Vogue Magazine September 2015. Other than her magazine features, she also participated on several design exhibitions in Portugal (she won a trophy for Creative Innovation with her collection Metamorphosis at OuroIndústria) she also travelled to Paris and Bern to showcase her work and reach other markets.


During this six busy years working on her brand, besides all the accomplishments, Liliana still wants to expand her clientele to other countries and gain recognition both nationally and internationally, always preserving her design aesthetic and what makes her brand so unique: the versatility of her pieces that are only limited by the users imagination.

ModaLisboa – The Timers // Day 3

Nuno Gama


“In the last edition of ModaLisboa, we sailed to the Cape of Good Hope. This season, we face the sea monster head on with a strong urge to be tied to the helm.” In this Spring/Summer 2016 collection, Nuno Gama uses as inspiration the sail Portuguese did around the Cape of Good Hope, in search of the incredible Africa, and across the immense Indian Ocean to the silent Asian beauty of blossoming almond trees, using all that Portuguese saw in this travel as elements of his design. Along with this, he recovered Dandyism, through tailor-made, personalized and unique pieces where we see the permanence of luxury and color, and the renewal of the everlasting classics, that is present on the shirts, ribbons, kerchiefs and ties.

Filipe Faísca


Filipe Faísca presents “Now”, a collection that represents the strength we have to experience life that is in a constant change, with all of our uncertainties, dreams and social demands. But in the end, we will arrive where we are supposed to. This concept translated into the collection in a fluid, oversize and layered silhouette in materials such as silk, viscose, neoprene, leather and lace. The colors used in “Now” were mid-day white, eclipse black, desert dust, apple green, jade blue and coral.



“Invitation for coffee” is the collection Lidija Kolovrat presented for Spring/Summer 2016. She uses her childhood memories and experiences as inspiration for this collection: the “patterns” left by the coffee in the bottom of the cup and the women who talked about these stains, foreseeing happenings and life situations which improved Lidija’s connection with the Universe and the meanings of its abstract nature. The silhouettes resulted of the combination between the abstract and the composition of worked circular shapes and refined “classical” lines, evolving into monochromatic tones of black and white, with a touch of blue, introduced through the original artworks of coffee elements.

Nadir Tati


“Souls of Africa” is a homage to all African women that, regardless of the perception of a general underdevelopment, there is a class that wants to ascend to a better quality of life and ensure a future position of the woman, doing that association through the design, glamour, style and art of fashion that is produced in Africa to a luxury international market. The collection results in simple and fluid lines, with a fusion of fabrics – lace, organza, silk and traditional African super wax – and textures – stones and embroidery placed by hand – in black, red and gold dresses.

Pedro Pedro


Pedro Pedro presented “The lady in question” where the result is a bet on a divergence of shapes and materials coming from a brutalist solution, creating an informal but no less sophisticated look. The silhouettes are sinuous and elegant, with draperies effects and raw finishes. The materials go along with the contrasting vision, having opted for materials such as satin, jersey of silk and cotton which combine with nets and abstract lace that reinforce the unfinished look. The colors go from blue marine to brique, passing by black and white. The shoes are a fundamental piece of the Pedro Pedro collection: colorful, with irregular broidery and handmade braids with fabrics strips.

Piotr Drzal


Piotr Drzal presented his Men Spring/Summer 2016 collection. The result was a collection that distinguishes for its apparent simplicity, easiness and modesty, with clean lines where is visible an urban and sporty inspiration. The colors present in the collection were khaki, red, white, midnight blue, grey, army green and black.

Aleksandar Protic


Aleksandar Protic presented “Goddesses”, a collection that resulted in fluid and soft silhouettes, with a mixed of draped and more structured forms in materials such as cotton, mix. cotton/linen, silk, viscose and polyester. The colors used were off white, pearl, olive and black.

Dino Alves


“My process – diary of a collection” is a collection inspired in the process of creating a collection or any other creative/artistic project that involves sketching, annotating, erasing, crumpling primary ideas, testing color combinations, shapes, dialogues that one often abandons but that help us to get to what we want to show. Dino Alves’ collection resulted in a silhouette that is Irregular with linear, poorly defined contours, fluid and structured in the same piece through tissue manipulation with random pleats that shrink parts of the shapes, with hems either very long and/or very short. The materials used were silk, cotton, viscose, linen, silk organza, cotton voiles, satin, cool wool, cupro and polyester in colors such as white, black, blue, red, dry green, pale pink, pearl, nude and multi-colored details.

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