Marta Marques & Paulo Almeida, the designers behind the British label Marques’Almeida (the winning duo of the 2015 LVMH Prize) are the show’s special ambassadors this December.
The Marques‘Almeida designers like fabrics, and denim in particular, in all its forms. From head to toe, raw or deconstructed, pleated, frayed, in wide-legged pants, shirts, dresses, worked in volume and more. That’s why, they will be featured at an exclusive event to talk about their award-winning approach to design:
Fashion Talk with Marques’Almeida
Wednesday, 5 December – 5pm
Meet Marta Marques & Paulo Almeida
Trained both in womenswear, Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida subscribe to the Helmut Lang school of though, where ‘fashion is about attitude not hemlines’. While their aesthetic evokes raw effortlessness, the pair’s technical sensibilities are revealed in the construction of each piece.
Cutting their teeth at Vivienne Westwood and Preen respectively, Marques and Almeida took the natural course of combining talents while on the MA at Central Saint Martins – hitting the mark between impulse and consideration.
They launched MARQUES’ALMEIDA in April 2011 and showed for their first 2 seasons under Lulu Kennedy’s platform – Fashion East. In 2014 they were awarded NEWGEN sponsorship from the British Fashion Council / Topshop, showing for 5 seasons as a part of NEWGEN.
2014: MARQUES’ALMEIDA won the Emerging Womenswear Designer at the British Fashion Awards.
2015: MARQUES’ALMEIDA were awarded the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. Also that year, the design duo launched their debut Resort collection and staged their first independent On-Schedule London Fashion Week show for Spring Summer 2016.
2015: MARQUES’ALMEIDA were asked to design costumes for the New York City Ballet’s Fourth Annual Fall Fashion Gala, conceived by Sarah Jessica Parker.
2016: MARQUES’ALMEIDA launched e-commerce selling RTW, accessories and special archive pieces on their online shop.
2018: MARQUES’ALMEIDA host their first On-Schedule Paris Fashion Week show.
MARQUES’ALMEIDA is currently distributed globally in top on-line stockists, department stores and multi-label boutiques such as NET-A-PORTER, Matches.com, Browns, Selfridges, SSense, IT, and Saks.