Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida are known for reworking 90s street-wear influenced pieces championing a relaxed, deconstructed and effortless aesthetic. What they are most well-known for however is of course denim.
The past three seasons have seen their signature shredding and slashing mixed with helpings of bright acidic knits contrasted with light chiffon fabric. These elements are still present in their AW13 collection, though this time the duo are keen to prove that there is more to them by exploring eveningwear for the first time – all in a very Marques Almeida way.
Sophisticated and street, the collection saw nineties silhouettes combined with luxury fabrics – luxurious biker jackets in burnt orange and maroon constructed from pony hair, long billowing parkas in silk, while slit denim miniature trains dragged around heavy semi-court shoes. As for ball gowns, these were given a rough-luxe edge – huge ballooning trousers created the illusion – and skirts were teamed with trousers underneath – copious amounts of pre-millennium nostalgia.
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