Aleksandar Protic – MODALISBOA FW/20 – Photos by Ugo Camera

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Aleksandar Protic is, without a doubt, the architect of Lisbon Fashion Week, crafting his garments carefully while playing with lines and volumes to find innovative effects. This season, he toyed with the idea of deconstructing the silhouette and focused his research on sleeves and the shoulder, as well as beautiful draping. The clothes looked fluid and effortless, underlining a softer hand and gentle approach. Working predominantly with black, Protic took wardrobe staples and gave them a new twist, adding drama and detailing to familiar pieces. A plain bomber jacket featured elongated ruched sleeves, while a fitted blouse had sleeves whose intricate construction was reminiscent of the Japanese kimono. The designer is famous for taking the little black dress and putting his unique stamp on it, and there were plenty of options for his clients this time, from sleeveless and asymmetrical ones to belted or loose styles. While the sensuality of those dresses was obvious, Protic stuck to unfussy accessories and simple styling, which gave his models confidence. A dark blue velvet dress added a bit of goth romance to an otherwise elegant and somewhat restrained collection.



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.