Aleksandar Protic MODALISBOA SS/20 – Photos by Ugo Camera

Dear Shaded Viewers,

One of the master technicians of Lisbon Fashion Week, Aleksandar Protic explored sartorial paradox and contradictions this season, reconciling opposite genres to come up with hybrid garments, which were still alluring and wearable. The designer had futurism, utility and romanticism in mind, which he fused with his signature draping and striking bias cuts. Protic can take white faux leather and give it fluidity and ease, or elevate basic checks to create chic asymmetrical dresses trimmed with ruffles. However complex his construction gets, there’s always an attitude and confidence to his woman that makes her appear bold and in charge. The designer’s embrace of the future was clear in his choice of stark, pure white -which dominated the show- while he also picked bright color accents to add dynamism to the silhouette, such as orange, yellow and blue. It didn’t matter how much skin his models revealed, they remained in control, which is what the designer wanted.



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.