Day three of Fashion Week at Fashion Scout closed with Portugal Fashion featuring Daniela Barros and João Melo Costa. Both designers brought two very different collections to the runway, from masculine meets feminine to clean cut and strong silhouettes. As back to back shows we got to appreciate Portugese fashion at it’s best.

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First up on the runway was Daniela Barros who gave us what is proving to be one of A/W’14’s big trends; androgynous lines, oversized coats and geometric prints. One of her statement pieces was of course a geometric one which was featured in vibrant cobalt against a black and white canvas creating strong statement lines! Inspired by historical female warriors, here generally stiff and asymmetrical silhouettes were beautifully contrasted by draped necklines and ladder knit maxi dresses. These were complemented amazing well by the hair  which was tightly wrapped across the models necks simulating a scarf and keeping wihtin the adrongynous feel of the collection. While the make-up which was fairly natural complementing the collection as a whole.

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Closing the show in style was Joao Melo Costa who opened his show with round shoulders and diamante encrusted sleeves, which eventually became a main feature of the collections.

 

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Starchy materials gave the garments an oversized and again androgynous fit matching the flatform shoes all the models sported, while contrasted well with an array of fluid ankle slit trousers. Jaoa played with a multitude of autumnal colours including navy, cream, purple and black while he also played with embellishing adding gold coloured leather tasselings to a few pieces of the collection. These put together made for a very exciting and innovative collection of modern design.

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We have to say we are loving the androgynous looks, added to pastels and other pops of bright colour alongside floral prints, A/W’14 is looking super fashionable and meaning the transition from S/S to A/W need not be too hard!
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