Alves e Gonçalves
Manuel Alves and his partner Manuel Gonçalves, the founders of one of Portugal’s most renowned labels Alves e Gonçalves, have been dressing local society women for more than three decades. For Fall 2015, the designers drew inspiration from the 2012 Bernardo Bertolucci film “Me and You,” the story of the close relationship between a teenage boy and his drug-addicted older half-sister. “The collection is oversized, the things are very long, with fandango finishes,” said Alves. “It’s very romantic, very intimate, and something about a new way to look at life.”
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For his 25th anniversary, designer Luis Buchinho went back to his roots, finding inspiration in the comic books he loved as a child, which he translated into bold, graphic pieces with angular silhouettes and vibrant stripes. “I was inspired by cartoons, by superheroes, by a very strong woman, by something that is really connected to the way I started when I was very young,” he said.
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Diogo Miranda celebrated his Paris debut earlier this month with a collection imbued with that je ne sais quoi—think elegant trench coats and lavish eveningwear. “It’s very chic, very sexy, for very confident women,” said the designer.
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