Dear Shaded Viewers,
Ricardo Andrez delivered one of the most inventive and original collections of ModaLisboa, mixing unexpected materials and exploring the boundaries between kitsch and appropriateness. His starting point was classic sportswear, which he reinterpreted and twisted to become sleek and sophisticated. Roomy track pants came in shiny madras, while zip-up tops were given the patchwork treatment, an ongoing theme within the designer’s show. The way he used baby pink latex to craft utilitarian pieces was also refreshing, including a reworked peacoat and simple parka. However outrageous such garments may sound, they were actually quite believable on the runway, thanks to the show’s fuss free styling and casual silhouettes. Andrez’ intriguing hand and particular voice are definitely worth following, so it’ll be interesting to see which direction he takes next.