(Photo 1: Modalisboa)
The enfant terrible of Portuguese fashion was born in Arcos in 1967. After studying painting at the Escola Superior Artistica do Porto and taking a course in professional photography in the INEF, he spent a brief period at the Portuguese Cinémathèque, until he presented his ﬁrst collection in 1994. Since then, he has worked as a set dresser, stylist and designer, participating in several plays, advertising campaigns, fashion editorials and exhibitions. (Source: www.dinoalves.eu)
Inspired in images such as inhabited closed spaces – rooms, halls, houses, palaces – during changes or refurbishment works, where the furniture, chandeliers and other decorative items are covered, wrapped and protected with white cloths or bed sheets, or even in the art of Javacheff Christo best known for wrapping objects, buildngs, things.
In this collection my clothes suggest those images. Wrapped bodies, ready for the change, covered with clothes, protected from the harmful effects of time. The body as a package of emotions, feelings, sorrows, joys, knowledge, wisdom.
Textured silk organza, cotton poplin, marrocains, satins, lamé brocades, leathers details.
White, black, iced green mint, bottle green, chocolate brown, nude, baby blue, gray, yellow, pink, coral.
(Source: Press release)