ModaLisboa Insight edition presented the final phase of the SANGUE NOVO contest on the 8th of March, where the six finalists, Archie Dickens, Carolina Raquel, Federico Protto, Opiar (Artur Dias), Rita Carvalho and The Co.Re (Inês Coelho and Rachel Regent) presented their new fall/winter 2019/2020 collections.
After the assessment of the collections, the jury, Miguel Flor (president of the jury and creative director of Principal magazine), Alfredo Oróbio (founding designer of AwaytoMars), Cláudia Barros (fashion director of Vogue Portugal magazine), Danilo Venturi (Polimoda director) and Diane Pernet (founder and director of ASVOFF) voted for the winners of the ModaLisboa Awards for Best National Designer and Best International Designer.
Carolina Raquel, the winner of the ModaLisboa award for Best National Designer received a €5000 scholarship and will have the opportunity to attend a Master in Fashion Design at Polimoda in Florence, a scholarship worth € 26.000.
Carolina Raquel was already named winner of the FASHIONCLASH Festival Award during the ModaLisboa Multiplex edition in October 2018. She will present her collection during the 11th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival in November in Maastricht.
Federico Protto, named Best International Designer is invited to present a new collection on the Workstation platform at the next edition of ModaLisboa in October 2019. The Feeting Room conceptstore prize went to Archie Dickens.
ModaLisboa | Lisboa Fashion Week is an extensive four-day program with fashion shows by both established and emerging designers from Portugal.
Among the scheduled designershows was Filipe Augusto, previous winner of Sangue Novo and also recipient of the FASHIONCLASH Festival Talent Award 2018. Filipe Augusto presented his new collection on Thursday evening on the Workstation platform. Another new brand who left a strong impression is Nycole by Tânia Nicole. She was participant at FASHIONCLASH Festival in 2016.
Other names to watch out for are designer Gonçalo Peixoto, Constança Entrudo, João Magalhães and António Castro.
Photography: Ugo Camera