VALENTIM QUARESMA – MODALISBOA FW 16/17 – TEXT BY PHILIPPE POURHASHEMI PHOTOS BY RUI VASCO

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Valentim Quaresma designs striking jewelry pieces for men and women, which are luxurious and tribal at the same time, referencing ancient symbols and visual traditions. This season, the Portuguese designer had death in mind, as well as 1980s goth, a key trend launched by Marc Jacobs in New York. Quaresma's take on Haute Goth focused on monochrome effects, pairing graphic black and pure white with transparent plexiglas and clear crystals, adding a baroque flavor to most of his pieces. From imposing necklaces worn against bare skin to statement headpieces and chunky cuffs, the collection underlined intricate craftsmanship as well as sexual thrills, evidenced in his use of tight belts inspired by Victorian corsetry. Entitled "Domination", Quaresma's show was more elegant than subversive, hinting at the ironic and decadent style of 1980s aristopunks.  

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.

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