Marques’Almeida Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection was shown in London Fashion Week,September 22,2015 ,
Winning the LVMH Young Fashion Designer prize can be a daunting label for some designers. Editors and buyers almost expect you to graduate to the adult’s table overnight: a standalone venue, mega production, and plenty of dazzle become pre-requisites. „I don’t know, surprise me,“ as they say. Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida knew better than to succumb to such pressures. Spring/Summer 16 saw a return to the in-house ethos that captured the imagination of their global audience in the first place.
The use of denim was, in fact, kept to a minimum, a firm gesture to dispel any notions of being a one trick pony. Further exploration of the tormented artist central theme brought fresh silhouettes and textures. Floral brocades, disintegrated floor length gowns, and 80s maxi linen trench coats were amongst the newness delivered today. This season also saw the debut of the Marques Almeida bag, a boxy medium-sized handbag in waxy dark chocolate brown.