Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


Portugal Fashion, the sector’s leading showcase, returns to Porto from Wednesday to Saturday, with 30 shows by Portuguese designers and some youngsters from abroad to be staged at the Alfândega (Customs House), Casa de Serralves museum and a leading hotel.

This, the 45th event of its kind, brings some new departures, such as the ‘After Now’ spring/summer 2020 collection of designer Katty Xiomara, to be presented in the Tipografia do Conto, a hotel printing workshop that has been transformed into a design hotel.


Other highlights include the duo Marques’Almeida, who will show their ware at the Casa de Serralves, in the grounds of the Serralves Foundation, and the presentation of the collection by Frances Nicolas Lecourt Mansion, which will end the second day.


Meanwhile, Xiomara on Monday told Lusa that on the same day as the presentation of her collection (at 9.30 p.m. on Wednesday) she will also launch her book “Reflexo, Guia do Bem Investir” (Reflection, Guide for Good Investing), a handbook of good practices at the mirror, with tips for the moment of dressing and investing.


Xiomara said that the same day will also will see the premiere of the documentary “Parachute Trip", a short film by the production company Lightbox, with a screenplay by Guilherme Mesquita and set in Porto’s old industrial slaughterhouse, "showing a combination of imaginaries" from the world of Xiomara and the "creative universe of the collective of artists of the Circus Network".


On Thursday, Portugal Fashion presents the new collections for spring/summer 2020 of Portuguese designers Carla Ponte, Estelita Mendonça, Inês Torcato, David Catalán and Luís Buchinho.


That day closes with the collection of French designer Mansion, which it said shows "the Good relations between Portugal Fashion and its international counterparty organisations in each country."


Portuguese designer Miguel Vieira will close the third day on the same stage where before the brands and designers Pé de Chumbo, Hugo Costa, Bolflex, Sophia Kah, Diogo Miranda and Nycole will have shown their collections.


Marques'Almeida present their new collection at 11 a.m. at the Casa de Serralves, opening the last day of Portugal Fashion, which will also feature children's fashion and the clothing and footwear industry.


The creators Alves/Gonçalves and Maria Gambina close the event on Saturday with their collections.


This year Portugal Fashion for the first time has direct sales to consumers, in the form of a 'Brand Up showroom' open the general public, organisers have announced.


Portugal Fashion is organised by the National Association of Young Entrepreneurs (ANJE), in partnership with the Textile and Apparel Association of Portugal and part-financed by the EuropeanUnion’s Regional Development Fund.