Over these five days, Portuguese fashion will be highlighted at the Alfândega do Porto building, where more than 30 fashion shows by Portuguese designers and brands will be held, round tables, conversations, showrooms and a brandup Marketplace “.
In order to access the fashion event at Customs, both for fashion shows, as for the `brandup market` and other initiatives, it will be necessary to present the covid-19 digital certificate, said today to Lusa agency, official source of the organization of the Portugal Fashion.
“If a person does not have it, he/she will have to present a certified negative test, with a maximum of 48 hours. The temperature at the entrance to Customs will also be measured. It is necessary to wear a mask inside, and the capacity for the parades are, still, restricted, and with the due norms of social distancing”.
The first day of the 49th edition of Portugal Fashion starts this next Tuesday, October 12th, at 14:00, with talks and round tables about fashion in Portugal and Africa.
`Bloom Upload`, Portugal Fashion’s platform that supports young national designers, will present, from 18:00, fashion shows by Huarte, Rita Ibs and Ahcor.
Later that day, the winners of the contest `Bloom PWD Por Sonae` will be announced and there will also be space to reveal the winners of the contest `Eco Design`, by Famalicão Cidade do textile.
The headliners on Thursday, October 14th, are a pair of Marques’Almeida (20:00), Road Security Katty Xiomara (18:30). The day will be filled with fashion shows by Ernest W. Baker (17:30), Unflower (16:30), Inês Torcato (13:30) and Nuno Miguel Ramos (14:30), among others.
The designer Diogo Miranda opens the day of Friday, October 15, with the show scheduled at 10:30.
At 12:00, `designer` Miguel Vieira presents a collection, and then comes Susana Bettencourt (2:30 pm), Estelita Mendonça (3:30 pm), Sophia Kah (4:30 pm), Maison D’Afie pwd by Canex (17:30) and David Catalán (18:30).
The penultimate day of Portugal Fashion ends with the fashion show of the Pé de Chumbo brand (7:30 pm) and Rich Mnisi pwd by Canex (22:00 pm).
The duo Alves / Gonçalves closes Portugal Fashion (22:00), on Saturday, the 16th, but the last journey will be filled with fashion shows by `designer` Maria Gambina (11:00), Katty Xiomara Presentation (12:00) , Hugo Costa (18:30), Alexandra Mora (19:30), Carolina Sobral (15:00), (Re) Veste (14:00) and DaviII (17:30).
On the last day of the fashion certificate, the collections of several Portuguese footwear brands will also be revealed, namely Nobrand, Fly London, Ambitious and Rufel, among others.
According to the organization, the physical format of this 49th edition is “still far from the capacity that, in other times, it had to receive the public”.
“We are, in coordination with the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), in conditions for the capacity of the spaces to be more than usual, although far from the pre-covid-19 times”, explains the official source of the organization.
The 48th edition of Portugal Fashion (PF), which took place between the 18th and 20th of March, was entirely in digital format and, therefore, was named “The Sofa Edition”, after Covid-19.
Portugal Fashion is a project under the responsibility of the National Association of Young Entrepreneurs, which has the support of its strategic partners and is co-financed by Portugal 2020, within the scope of Compete 2020 – Operational Program for Competitiveness and Internationalization, with funds from the European Union , through the European Regional Development Fund.
Covid-19 has caused at least 4,822,267 deaths worldwide, among more than 236.23 million infections with the new coronavirus registered since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the most recent report by the Agence France-Presse.
In Portugal, since March 2020, 18,019 people have died and 1,073,268 cases of infection have been recorded, according to data from the General Directorate of Health.
The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in several countries.