I didn't go to the last day so I'm going to talk about what I saw. The first three days of PF were great in terms of fashion, I have so much to say you can't imagine... It's really different to go to a fashion show when you are working in fashion industry because everything looks different to you. That's why I'm not going to talk much about it. I have my own ideas, good and bad reviews, but I'm going to keep the most of them to myself and to the people who I work with. And as you know my blog is a positive one so I'm not going to talk about this or that I didn't like. As I promised in the beginning I'm just going to do to a quick list about the best of PF this Spring.
Best Collection- Alves/ Gonçalves
I can start saying I could use everything in this collection. The hats, the furs, the combination of colors, fabrics... They know what they are doing and they know it for a long while. That's why they are the best portuguese designers for me and once more the best collection was theirs.
Best Show- Teresa Martins
What a surprise. I saw the images in the screen, I felt the scent in the air, I knew something big was going to happen... This show was beautiful! The clothes were amazing but this was much more than just clothes. Like Teresa Martins said the important is the message. And everyone in that place felt it. Deep in the heart.
Best Designer- Miguel Vieira
I can't say this was the best collection because it wasn't. But it was a good one, even with all the bad reviews talking about an excessive Jil Sander inspiration. Yes, it remind me of Jil Sander as of Lanvin, but the collection was beautiful and more than that you can feel the confidence of Miguel Vieira in his models more than in any other show. Miguel Vieira is a Star, he's a self made man with an amazing journey in fashion world and that's why he received a standing ovation.
Best Model- Milena Cardoso
I saw this brazilian beauty in many different shows and she was always amazing. She smiled when she had to, the looked far and distant in the right moments. She was always amazing. She was the most beautiful presence in the runaway and the best dressing the spirit behind the clothes.
The Worst- I know I said I was going to be positive but I need to mention this. Once more most of the girls were too skinny. They looked sick, some looked like they were going to pass out any moment. I don't understand how the designers, the model agencies, the organization and everyone in the casting process thinks that the clothes look good on these girls. Because it doesn't. Some beautiful garments just got sunk in the image of a fragile sad girl in the runaway. Take a look to some international fashion weeks... Slimness doesn't mean beauty. In many cases is quite the opposite.