Dear Shaded Viewers,
Part of the Sangue Novo schedule -which gives extra visibility to selected young designers- Patrick de PÃ¡dua was inspired by the rituals of hunting, giving his collection a rougher and more direct feel. Textures were important this time, ranging from rabbit fur and chunky wool to crushed velvet and soft flannel, while his garments reconciled military lines with sportswear volumes, crafting an urban and relaxed wardrobe. Playing down techno materials to focus on natural fibers, his pieces were stylish and masculine, including sexy fur bombers and lush velvet peacoats, as well as dramatic long capes and cool jumpsuits made out of sweatshirt jersey. With a richer color palette and a more playful approach -which was evidenced in the designer’s use of retro fur hats and accessories- this collection felt like a departure forÂ de PÃ¡dua, who seems to have evolved towards a more tactile -and luxurious- take on contemporary menswear.