Monday, 17 February 2014

Portugal Fashion: Joao Melo Costa and Daniela Barros at London Fashion Week AW14

International fashion is seen more and more each year at London Fashion Week, reflecting the city's diverse cultures. Tonight, I went to see a back-to-back show featuring two Portuguese designers. 

All images except the last one are copyright of fashion week photographer, Amie Caswell.

The first to show was Daniela Barros whose geometrical prints in monochrome and navy were strikingly bold. The cuts were rigid and the oversized, structured pieces gave an androgynous feel. I particularly loved sheer inserts on some of the tailored pieces.







Barros' show was followed by Joao Melo Costa, who's collection was made up of head-to-toe block colour outfits in monochrome, navy and mustard. The fit was oversized with clean lines. My favourite aspects were the use of draping on some of the navy tailored pieces and the interesting leather embellishments.






Images: Copyright of Amie Caswell

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