Marques’ Almeida, fall 2015 – text by Silvia Bombardini

Dear Shaded Viewers and Diane,


A handful of seasons have passed since their Fashion East days, and Marques’ Almeida have flowered with enviable speed. Cradled, indeed, by the newfound appreciation of denim they nonetheless are largely responsible for, and perhaps also due to a timely collaboration with TOPSHOP allowing the label to dress that carefree youth they seem to have in mind, Marques’ Almeida has already reached the status of a school of thought: enough so that if you dig out those loose pair of jeans in your closet since 1997 and rip them up artfully a bit, your fashion friends may say “That’s very Marques’ Almeida of you”. Showing at the TOPSHOP venue in Tate Britain, the designer duo’s winter collection was a skilfully balanced clash between their own disobedient sensibilities and the heady giddiness of expansion. Brocades, most of all, were the seasonal pi