Tight dresses and narrow waists are part of the basic silhouette of the proposals by Fátima Lopes for the autumn-winter 2012/2013.
“Á Flor da Pele” (Skin deep) is the name of the collection that the designer proposes for the next cold season: a collection where the body has the pivotal role, seeing as Fátima Lopes studied the morphology, external structure and visual aspect of the human body to create this collection.
«It was a collection designed to create an optical illusion of perfection regardless of the body that one might have, to create much defined silhouettes, with very thin waists, and I think I achieved that», reveals the designer.
The clothes arise, effectively, as a second skin in these proposals, with dresses and tights being even decorated with bones and with pieces inspired in the spine. «Belted dresses, trousers with draped sides and multilayer jackets reinforce the idea of bodily oddness, revealing an extremely graphic silhouette», says Fátima Lopes, with the paradox between flowy and rigid materials to enhance the idea of a body almost naked.
The solid colours – ranging from nude to red blood, mixed with black and burgundy -contrast with unique prints, reminding of «the human venous system, confusing our perception: we don’t know if we see the inside or outside of the body», she points out.
A collection that opened the official runway of the Prêt-à-Porter week in Paris, on 28 February, at the Hôtel National des Invalides, where the designer was present with the support of Portugal Fashion, having closed the fashion shows in Porto, on March 24.