They are two completely different proposals from two Portuguese fashion designers for this fall-winter 2018. Two perspectives that focus on the lines, geometry and luxury of materials.
Miguel Vieira presents a collection entitled "reflected reflections", which seeks to question whether the clothes we wear are the reflection of ourselves, or the reflection of how others see us in them?
We are influenced by emotions and we transmit visual perceptions, as in a game of mirrors that defines what is seen and how it is seen. The color palette includes dark and light gray, black, navy blue, red and white marshmallow. The silhouettes are slim, with contrasting volumes in maxi and mini sizes, through structured pieces, some of them being oversized. One of the details of the clothes was the use of tailoring fabrics, one of the trends of this autumn and winter, with custom prints, fabric blends, through the creation of layers with casual elements and elements worked as pleats, with manipulation of fabrics, knits and imitation leather prints.
Carlos Gil told us a "Magic Tale" that proposes a young and contemporary image. A look with attitude, combining elements of retro and naïf inspiration, in elegant and distinct pieces.
With inspiration in the world of children, the designer reproduces prints with children's motifs clean and acrylic applications that blend with geometric patterns. The same pattern occurs at different scales and the textures appear tone on tone, creating a new notion of proportion and movement. Overlays reveal themselves layer by layer, overlapping textures, tones and transparencies.
The perfect image is achieved with simple and spontaneous combinations, revealing sporting details and composing an urban look of luxury. The loungewear inspiration once again takes on a prominent role and takes on the fact of training as the "must have" of this season. Wide tailored trousers are reinventing themselves and casual dresses in luxury materials become the key pieces of this winter. The coats take on an oversized waist girdle and appear in flat colors with large utility pockets, reinforcing the casual chic mood, brand image of Carlos Gil's collections. A chromatic palette with colors as distinct as pink powder, cat's eye yellow, green water, dusk blue, burnt orange, coral and black, allied with luxurious materials such as brocades, velvets, bulky, delicate tulles, shiny fabrics and soft cashmere. In this winter of genuine combinations and purity of cut, we are stuck in a magical narrative that will make us want to dream and play with fashion