Dear Shaded Viewers,

A newcomer on the ModaLisboa calendar, Ana Duarte is a Lisbon native and only in her 20s. She presented a dynamic and upbeat show during BOUNDLESS, inspired by skaters, snowboarding gear and graphic sportswear. Duarte combined hand-knit pieces in stark black and fire engine red with more casual styles, finding an interesting balance between wearable and experimental. Some of her jackets were dramatic and sculptural, while her coats and dresses were more user-friendly. A standout belted bathrobe coat in light gray was trimmed with plush faux fur and lined in contrasting wool, making it a desirable outerwear proposal. Most of Duarte’s garments were, in fact, genderless, echoing the aesthetics of 1960s Pierre Cardin. It will be good to see how Duarte’s voice develops in the near future, but this was a promising outing for a new Portuguese talent.




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.