João Oliveira / ModaLisboa SS17 – Photos by Rui Vasco

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Part of the latest Sangue Novo showcase, which gives upcoming young designers the ability to showcase their graduate or debut collections during ModaLisboa’s official schedule, João Oliveira delivered an intriguing take on sportswear staples, using contrasting white strings on several pieces that recalled retro sneakers, as well as bondage rituals. Working with an extremely oversize silhouette, Oliveira caught the attention of the audience with his distinctive use of technique and fabrications, from treated cotton and nylon to solid jerseys enveloping the body. If his garments appeared twisted and subversive at first, they were nevertheless surprisingly wearable, underlining his potential. Oliveira won the Fashionclash prize, too, meaning he will get to show his collection -and represent Portugal- in Maastricht next year.

Best,

Philippe

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Philippe Pourhashemi

A freelance fashion writer, consultant and stylist, Philippe Pourhashemi was born in Tehran in 1976. He grew up in Paris, before moving to Scotland to study Foreign Languages. His passions are fashion and culture, as well as music and film. He writes and styles features for Metal in Barcelona, Behind the Blinds in Brussels, Contributor in Stockholm, Veoir in New York and SKP in Beijing. He was named Fucking Young's Editor-at-Large in 2016 and has contributed to ASVOF since 2008, acting as Correspondent-at-Large since 2012. An avid traveler, he likes to explore exotic fashion weeks and unexpected destinations whenever he can.