Dear Shaded Viewers,

One of the key figures within Portuguese fashion, Nuno Gama presented a fuss-free menswear show in Lisbon, focusing on clear lines and clean shapes. Despite their dramatic Kabuki make-up, his models wore streamlined suits and stylish separates, whose color palette evoked the beauty of the Mediterranean. Intense blues, solid blacks and pure whites dominated the line, while playful prints recalled Greece as well as primitive motifs. The news on the tailoring front was a longer, double-breasted jacket, which was worn with matching slim pants. Abbreviated waistcoats were combined with crispy white shirts, reminding viewers of a female corset. Of course, the Nuno Gama man never shies away from showing off his trim physique, whether in a relaxed short suit or skimpy swimwear. This was a direct and straightforward message from a designer who knows his clientele inside out.



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.