Kolovrat / ModaLisboa SS17 – Photos by Rui Vasco

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Lidija Kolovrat presented a strong and seductive collection during the last edition of ModaLisboa. Blending tribalism with deconstruction, her garments hovered between sharpness and fluidity, exposing skin in unexpected ways. It seemed that the Lisbon-based designer played with the notions of discipline and transgression, imagining complex clothes with interesting twists. Strategically placed zips revealed thighs and lower back, while jackets featured strings connecting them to lower panels. When Kolovrat moved away from her tailored precision, she explored print on easy sportswear shapes, underlining the hybrid dimension of her work. A sweatshirt morphed into a dress, while a loose, oversize top featured cape panels in the back. If the clothes were rather intricate, the presentation felt smooth and confident, emphasizing the spiritual nature of her work.







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.