The Portuguese footwear brands unveiled the tendencies for this year’s warm season on the catwalk of Portugal Fashion.
At Dkode, the past and the future intermingle in a collection “inspired by an innovative notion of time” where “originality can be constructed on ‘solid layers’ of experience or can emerge from an ingenious and virgin universe, where nothing has been created,” the brand elucidates, which conveyed the influence of worldwide cultures in contemporary societies in open and fresh proposals, clearly suited to warmer temperatures. The brand also presented Dkode’s new line by Aleksandar Protic, with the designer creating a microcapsule of four models especially featuring cut-outs, soft leathers, crocodile or fragmented textures and metallic finishings.
At Fly London, sandals portray a ‘split personality’, whether on fancifully designed wooden wedges or flat. For men, cords dominated both the more classic models in leather, and the more irreverent of the canvas type. “In each new collection, Fly London presents its own interpretation of current trends and always offers a great variety of models, colours and materials which keeps it at the cutting edge of international fashion,” the brand’s press release stresses, where this brand has grown under the motto ‘always progressive, never conventional’.
The timeless and sophisticated classics by J. Reinaldo were reinvented with younger colours and abundant details in luscious and luxurious materials, while Nobrand presented a collection inspired by ‘Coloraised’, a printing technique with raised ink, where booties, especially blue (sometimes petrol blue) and black, were under the spotlight. “A compendium of colorsplash patterns, urban prints of street art, transparencies and flashes of neon-neutral colours, contrasting with the handcrafted details,” he summarises.
At Goldmud, which presented its collection in partnership with the designer Alexandra Moura, men wore sandals and shoes with special designs, in white and black, while women were divided between slippers and open toe bootees with a square heel.
Silvia Rebatto embarked on a journey to Japan, with sandals on an elevated base reminiscent of geta (traditional Japanese sandals), in models which mix colours such as silver, gold, beige, black and white. The brand’s collection for this coming warm season also includes models inspired by the central African cultures of the Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria, Ghana and Mali, by geometric elements, by the cities of New York and Shanghai at night and also incorporates a military atmosphere.