Sangue Novo (New Blood) is a platform for young Portuguese designers who get the opportunity to show their work within a collective fashion show. Eight young Portuguese designers where selected to show their collections. At the end of the show several awards where presented.
Winner of Sangue Novo/FASHIONCLASH Prize this edition was Rita Afonso, who convinced with her relevant story and playful collection 'I AM A VASE, BUT I SCREAM'.
"The collection “I am a vase, but I scream” intends to pay homage to all women in history that had to use their voices and scream for their rights. Specially those that wanted to be artists and were only allowed to practice the so called minor arts.
Clarisse Lispector once said: "If I have to be an object, let me be one that screams". The collection screams for the still nature paintings, the weaving art and for all the fruits and vases that replaced the breasts, the legs and the naked bodies of the major arts."
|with the FASHIONCLASH Award winners, Rita Afonso and João Oliveira|
“Society” explores the conduct of individuals in the most varied contemporary landscapes, facing the technological audacity. The collection interprets the historic and the emotional charge behind each provided feedback – support, heaviness, indifference and attachment.
The oversized silhouette is an analogy of the journey and a metaphor for the accrued burden. And the layering breaks down the topic elements: the road, the people and their attitude. “Society” combines a streetwear approach with details influenced by workwear.
As part of their prize, both Rita Afonso and João Oliveira will show their collection during FASHIONCLASH Festival 2017.
Other talented designers who presented their collection where Carolina Machado, Liliana Afonso, Rita Carvalho, Micaela Sapinho, Alexandre Pereira and Mariana Laurência.
All images by brankopopovicblog.