Constança Entrudo – ModaLisboa Fall/Winter 2020 – Photos by Ugo Camera

Dear Shaded Viewers,

The last edition of ModaLisboa, which took place in Portugal’s capital this month, was a breath of fresh air, thanks to the welcome injection of new talent. A graduate of Central Saint Martins in London, Constança Entrudo launched her eponymous brand in 2017 and her focus has grown steadily since her debut collection. Her last show, which had a progressive and eccentric vibe recalling the idiosyncrasies of Andy Warhol’s colorful Factory members, blended rawness with refinement, using graphic stripes, pastel tones and innovative patchwork to striking effect. Several pieces were a nod to the late 1960s, from fitted turtlenecks and sexy mini-skirts to elongated flares and cut-out dresses. It seems that the designer wanted to free herself from gender constraints, too, and her strong, diverse casting underlined this approach. Mixing friends with models while emphasizing different beauty types, the Portuguese designer took us back to a place where clothes can express feelings of individuality and emancipation. It was great to see her models walk confidently down the runway and Entrudo’s final bow was greeted with rapturous applause.



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.