lisbon fashion week: aleksandar protic

(images via portugal confidential)

as there appear to be just so bleeding many fashion events on the horizon just before us, i think it’s the right thing to do to continue basically speeding through the shows we’ve been talking about just as we have done, but all the same, since we started covering lisbon fashion week just a few seasons ago, and with it some incredibly talented designers, i wouldn’t feel right not giving some time to them, so here we go, yes?

anyway, aleksandar protic is a designer we’ve seen the work of only once before–during the s/s 2013 season–but for the upcoming f/w 2013, he explained to daily moda lisboa that (trans.) “(q)uiet, calm, maturity, [and] religion. These were the words and the mood that’s inspired me to create this collection.”

elsewhere, the portuguese site maxima also stated that the designer was inspired by the work of artist georgia o’keeffe, but i honestly don’t know how deep that goes, as they were the only ones to mention it. anyway, they continued on to point out that there was (trans.) “an unexpected structure” to mr. protic’s work this season, with an emphasis on “the shoulders and seams creating v shapes along the chest.”

the palette was rather dark and limited, explained the portuguese blog mini-saia, with classic/neutral hues like black, white, and coffee, although the latter two colours were employed much less than the former, and a little bit of gingham check was really the only print emerging from the whole spectacle.

everyone was busy pointing out that the elaborate footwear was part of a collaboration with the brand dkode, and indeed, i’d say those fringe-y bone ankle booties made a pretty snazzy display alongside the inherent minimalism of the collection, as any other ornamentation, save for some white band collars that may? have been detachable, was completely absent.

the range materials included mostly leather, wool, and cotton, reported portugal confidential, and although i don’t want to go so far as to say this could be a complete wardrobe or anything–it was too select in its colour and offerings–there was a surprising versatility in the skirts and blouses, while the outerwear was especially phenomenal, both in the lighter gingham varieties and the more brooding monochromatic black ones.

(check out the fashion show finale video here)

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