Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida had a particularly strong message for their Resort 2019 collection, which centered on one of the most talked about hot button political issues in this day and age: Brexit. Before this groundbreaking referendum, both Marques and Almeida were Portuguese citizens who studied at Central St. Martins and eventually put up their own streetwear brand in the country. This season, they chose to show, for the very first time, outside of the UK and in Paris, a city still within the EU. For this runway show, they presented a collection that combines their Portuguese heritage with the London-style punk aesthetic that’s become central to their signature style. The former came in peasant dresses with beautiful floral prints and the beautiful fringed pieces that sashayed down the runway. While the punk influences were undoubtedly the vertically striped separates, stunning pairs of leather and hardware skinny pants, and the label’s signature asymmetry on a few looks. More than a mere political statement, this was a showing of a design duo’s ultimate and indelible legacy that was shaped by a union that’s now broken.
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