"Here and there"
Always fascinated by distant cultures, identity, and History, Alexandra Moura finds in the historical period of the Portuguese expansion a romantic and nostalgic heritage that still today distinguishes Portugal in the world.
For Autumn/Winter 2017/2018, the collection is looking to build a stronger connection with nature and ancestral origins, drawing its inspiration in the Portuguese colonial empire in the XVIII century, and it's presence in East-Timor, reaching up to Indonesia.
Following this ancient intercultural dialogue, all of the opposing forces in the colonial past of Alexandra's homeland are summarized as an important influence on the construction of such an intriguing identity, both in Portugal and the island of Timor, up to present days.
The iconic deconstruction work of contemporary pieces borrows subtle details from ethnic clothing and European romanticism.
Traditional fabrics and prints from Timor and Indonesia are motifs to the jacquard sweaters with a shredded effect, suggesting impressions of the passage of time and distant memories.
Ranging from ochre tones to brown mixed with dark tones which contrasts with the light blue, the yellow and golden tones. Jacquard with lamé, sweatshirt, thick wool and trench are manipulated to create new tweaked silhouettes and bold volumes for a sensitive and contemporary customer who values uniqueness.
Shoes: ALEXANDRA MOURA X VOLCA
Puffer coats: ALEXANDRA MOURA X DUFFY
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