Designers Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida remain fixated on their dedicated (and growing) fan base. They were inspired by the attitude and individuality of girls on Instagram, the kind of off-beat, cool girls that the brand is pitched at, and also had references to the Baroque era, skater culture and vintage lingerie on their collection mood board.
It was a joyous riot of color, fabrics, print, texture and silhouette, beginning with a mini cami-dress in a bright floral jacquard worn over a sporty T-shirt that had blouson tulle sleeves. Next up was a teeny pair of floral negligée shorts with navy lace-trim paired with an oversized white shirt with puffy leg-of-mutton sleeves. As elsewhere this week, sleeves were big here — there were lots of leg-of-mutton, more tulle options and some bell sleeves.
There wasn’t one decade that they touched on, it was many. The thick black-and-white striped shirts and the cropped kick-flare jeans that came in metallic silver or pearlized denim had a Sixties vibe; a pair of ruched yellow satin trousers had Eighties New Romantic echoes; little slashed silk camisole slipdresses looked straight from the grunge period — back in her Hole days, Courtney Love would have rocked a cream one that was worn with an oversized pink leather biker jacket. Exposed corsetry details on seams of jackets and a silver metallic print hinted at 17th-century romance.
Special mention should go to the shoes, which were great, ranging from sandals with green python ruffles on the front, to denim over-the-knee boots, and sleek ankle boots that came in bold black and white stripes or a psychedelic metallic orange.
See? Total chaos, but it worked.