Twice a year the Portuguese Association of Young Entrepreneurs puts together a fashion show to promote the local Designers and Brands that range from Jewelers to Shoe Makers.
I was able to attend this year’s SS’12 edition. It was held in the beautiful old customs building by the river Douro here in my hometown Oporto.
There are tens of fashion shows and press events in a pretty well organized event. I attended three. One from an up and coming designer – Diogo Miranda, and two from more well known names (at least here in Portugal! Let me know if you’ve heard of them) – Alves/Gonçalves and Katty Xiomara.
I liked Diogo’s show, and it had a little surprise, Men’s wear for the first time. Alves/Gonçalves are the best designers in Portugal, real original, cool forms, sleek and slender silhouettes, noble fabrics… As for Katty, her clothes are not really to my likings but there were a couple of dressed that I really liked. Congrats to all of them.
Enjoy the pics, and next season if you’re in town and wanna know more about Portugal and Portuguese Fashion let me know, I’de love to show you around and maybe you can take something back to your home countries…. (just trying to help our economy!)

 Diogo Miranda
Alves / Gonçalves
Katty Xiomara

ps: I’m not a very good fashion show photographer, sorry about that!…

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