Moderated by the cultural communicator Namalimba Coelho, the "Fast Talks" will discuss "the balance between proficiency in digital innovation and concrete applicability in the Fashion System, until its use becomes natural and recurrent" and "the contemporary challenges" of the fashion industry. The "Fast Talks" are of free entrance, but prior registration is required.
ModaLisboa will also host the project "Beauty has no age", by Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa "which aims to deconstruct social representations, stereotypes and discrimination about ageing". The presentations of the collections will take place between Friday and Sunday.
On Friday, the proposals of the ten participants of Sangue Novo (Cal Pfungst, Daria Fesenko, Eduardo Moreira, Flourish Society, Inês Barreto, Maltesa, Maria do Carmo Studio, Molly98, Niuka Oliveira, Veehana) will parade. This is a competition for finalists of higher education Fashion Design courses from national and international schools and young designers at the beginning of their careers.
"Sangue Novo is a priority platform for us because we are dealing with a generation whose idea of the future is very small. It is very difficult to design the future right now. For these younger generation, support and backing, the notion that they are not alone is absolutely crucial. Therefore, Sangue Novo, WorkStation and Lab are very important because they are platforms of support for these generations", said the director of ModaLisboa, Eduarda Abbondanza, in statements to Lusa.
Under WorkStation, Arndes, Fora de Jogo and Maria Clara will present collections on Friday, and under Lab, Carolina Machado (Friday), Filipe Augusto (Saturday) and João Magalhães (Sunday).
On Friday, the calendar also includes Miguel Flor's show, from the creator's archives, whose last presentation at ModaLisboa was twenty years ago, ten years after he graduated in fashion design. It will be a "celebration and an opportunity to put back into circulation, at a time when there is so much talk about circularity, a work that has existed for years".
On Saturday, in addition to Filipe Augusto's proposals, the collections of Luís Buchinho, Buzina, Kolovrat, Carlos Gil, Ricardo Andrez, Luís Carvalho and Call Me Gorgeous by Luís Borges will also be revealed.
For Sunday, besides João Magalhães, there will be shows by Nuno Gama, Duarte, Ivan Hunga Garcia, Valentim Quaresma, Salsa Jeans X Luís Carvalho, Nuno Baltazar, Dino Alves and Gonçalo Peixoto.
In this edition the presentations will all happen exclusively in face-to-face mode, but will be broadcast in streaming.
Although the shows are accessible only by invitation, there is a parallel programming accessible to the general public, which includes, besides the Fast Talks, exhibitions, performances and a pop-up store of Portuguese designers. The exhibitions, performances and the pop-up store can be visited between Friday and Sunday.
More information about the 59th edition of ModaLisboa is available at www.modalisboa.pt.
ModaLisboa is organised by the ModaLisboa Association in partnership with the Lisbon City Council.