From Portugal to Milan


Portugal Fashion is returning to Milan with Portuguese designers presenting their collections for next winter at the Milano Moda Donna, event that kicks off this week.

Having being accepted in September 2015 by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana to be one of the international names on the event calendar, Portugal Fashion is returning to the official calendar for Milan Fashion week, confirming its intention to keep this important market on its regular itinerary of international presentations.

Deemed to be the second most important fashion week after Paris, the Milano Moda Donna Fashion Week is held between 24 and 29 February

Gucci, Prada, Max Mara, Moschino, Versace, Bottega Veneta, Roberto Cavalli, Giorgio Armani and Elisabetta Franchi are just some of the well-known names on the calendar for the Italian event.

Portugal Fashion will be producing shows by Carlos Gil and Miguel Vieira at Milano Moda Donna.

The designers are returning to what is one of the most famous fashion weeks in the world to present their autumn/winter 2016-17 collections.

The two designers will also both be showing off their collections on Sunday 26 February at the Cavallerizze, an exhibition centre .

At what is also his second show in Milan, Carlos Gil will be presenting on the catwalk , his concept be in “blazers, coats, long shirts, sweaters and wrap over skirts, glittery, worked fabrics, laces and patterns”.

The designer from Fundão, who was awarded the Order of Prince Henry by the President of Portugal in 2015, promises that on this trip to Milan he will be showing “the new must-haves” for the season: “sleep dresses, the glitter and the textures”, revealed “in a pyjama party atmosphere”.

On the other hand, Miguel Vieira looks at winter 2016 through the “magic of colour”. “It has innate properties and transmits energy. It influences our state of mind, creates stories, awakens memories, recreates moments and aromas; it tranquilizes, saddens, provokes, overwhelms, impassions”, explained the designer from São João da Madeira.

So, the now usual palette of black and white – the signature of Miguel Vieira – is joined by “the serenity, loyalty, wisdom and confidence of dark navy blue”, as well as “the optimism, joy and energy of mustard yellow”.