Despite admitting that the situation in the country “weighs” on creating fashion, Anabela Baldaque doesn’t give up and continues to make collections to make women happier.
With a long history in the fashion world – she created her eponymous brand in 1988, after having interned at Emilio Pucci -, Anabela Baldaque is a reference of national fashion design, regularly presenting her collections on the runway of Portugal Fashion.
For the upcoming warm season, the designer – who is based in Porto, where she has a store of her own -, presented “Diário” (Diary), a “compliment to delicacy” that channels the story of Natalie. “It is an extremely seductive collection. I wanted to convey lightness, a reflection of light, a light at the end of the tunnel, but with tranquillity”, she says.
Cottons, silks and brocades, decorated with floral and geometric patterns, are part of this collection consisting of very fresh dresses, trousers and shorts, with high temperatures in mind.
Assuming the economic situation in the country does not help designer fashion, Anabela Baldaque refuses to give up. “We have to have some restraint and serenity because the market is tough. On the other hand, it is something I like so much… I have to reflect and move forward nevertheless”, she advocates.
Each season, the designer therefore tries to create timeless pieces, so that “it isn’t a crazy spur-of-the-moment purchase, but one that extends throughout life. When buying and investing in an Anabela Baldaque dress, I want it to be perpetuated a little more – that it becomes almost a purchase by excellence”, she explains.
The designer, who besides her own store also sells in a shop in Braga and exports to Luxembourg, also said that she’s still working on a project in the area of home textiles, which should soon see the light of day.