Alexandra Moura, one of Portugal’s most innovative designers presented her AW ’15 collection during Lisbon Fashion Week.
Moura’s “ModaLisboa” collection played with structure and tailoring, emphasizing the development of more refined, feminine silhouettes. According to the designer, her inspiration drew from native African tribes and the idea to marry those aggressive elements with more palatable, current trends. The show’s opening look—a black A-line dress with bows, detailed embroidery and tribal face-painted lines— served as a strong statement of intent.
Her layered silhouettes seemed to connect with the color palette, which included blacks, creams, whites and quiet hints of color. Sweaters and knits were particularly appealing this season with their loud, rhythmic patterns. There was an exciting mix of distilled, directional trends—faux fur coats, cotton bows, straps and organza—alongside more experimental, unconventional fabrics. One of the most striking, standout looks in Moura’s collection was an oversized faux fur coat with beanie to match.