Last and longest day of Modalisboa. I was very excited about this day because I got to wear a look of a Portuguese designer.
I want to express how grateful I am. The whole Covid situation made me even more aware of how blessed I am to get to be here, bringing new energy and inspiration back home for the coming seasons.
The last day is always a bittersweet day. We worked hard to produce content, and we definitely enjoyed our time here. We barely said goodbye and I already miss this place. See you next time Lisboa! Enjoy day 4 Modalisboa!
Ever since the first time I attended the Carolina Machado show, I was pretty much obsessed with her designs. It’s just exactly my style of what I love to wear. It’s elegant, sexy with a twist. This season
I was more than excited to finally wear something from her collection. I picked something that I loved, which I saw on the catwalk, last season. Here you see how wearable her collection is.
I didn’t go backstage this season due to the Covid-measures. Yet, right after the show, I caught Carolina outside, and we were chatting for a brief moment, congratulating her for yet an amazing collection that I would love to own in my closet.
CAROLINA MACHADO SS21
Carolina Machado is by far one of the shows I’m most excited to see. Her pieces are so wearable yet daring as she plays with asymmetry and silhouettes. This collection’s pieces were pale in green and white but pops of brightness with orange and beige. After the show, Carolina told me this collection was a curation of her previous 9 collections. I definitely could see it, even the piece I was wearing was highlighted in this year’s collection!
“Re-using old patterns and deadstock of fabrics, revisiting key pieces and characteristic silhouettes, she brings back the essence of her aesthetic with Memoir SS21. A collection that highlights the ballon sleeves, the traditional asymmetrical cuts, tailoring and draping.”
Gonçalo’s collection was covered in pale pink tones. I loved the use of different patterns going from florals, lace, gingham, and sheer shimmer. Each piece flowed but held its silhouette at the same time.
” Glam streetwear is the motto of the entire collection, visible through games of transparencies and short pieces. The body becomes the epicenter of this story. In exploring the tenuous barrier between sensuality and sexuality, we discover the image of a woman who is her own star, who controls what she reveals, shamelessly”
Hibu’s collection incorporated patterns I haven’t seen much of. The colours weren’t pastel, but of retro green, red, and dark blues. The pieces gave off a feeling of a never ending summer full of fun and freedom!
“This collection reflects not only the nostalgia of a certain time prior to social media and the digitalization of our world — symbolizing the memory of seemingly greater simplicity and happiness, perhaps in response to what we’re experiencing right now — but also the search for endless summers, our coming-of-age desires and where we want to go now.”
Olga’s collection is a use of metal and mixed media to create contemporary jewellery. Her pieces are so intricate and mesmerising to see. The detailing looks so fragile, especially with white being the primary colour. The show was a presentation which made it amazing to see the little intricate details up-close.
“In The Soft Hour Freedom That life denies and the soul requires (…)”
The last show of the season, Carlos Gil did not disappoint! Gil incorporated many different colours and textures to his pieces. From silk to fringe to feathers, each piece was unique. The styling of each model was also well thought out with the sharp claw nails, blowed out hair, and not to forget the slides and socks.
“Carlos Gil’s SS21 collection is inspired by Portugal and built based on Portuguese feeling, courage and culture. A collection scribbled with color and full of symbolism. The print reinforces the designer’s signature, elevating multiple Portuguese monuments.”
thank you MODALISBOA
As always, thank you so much for having me. This was my favorite season so far. To many seasons to come! X