Aged 23 years old, Gonçalo Páscoa made his first public appearance at the Bloom Space of Portugal Fashion with a collection that put the world of fashion looking upwards to the heavens.
Astroman is a collection inspired by the dream of any child: to be an astronaut. “The collection was first inspired by the comet Hale-Bopp, but when I started researching I came to the conclusion that what I really wanted was to focus more on astronauts, as the people who risk everything in order to travel in space, and also because when we are little, everyone dreams of being an astronaut,” the designer reveals, who was also making his dream come true with his first collection. “I then decided to create a personality, a super-hero, an astronaut, that everyone wanted to be and wear his clothes”, he adds.
Versatile items, which combine sportswear and streetwear, thus constitute the proposals of the young designer, aged only 23 years old, for the man of spring-summer 2014.
“Androgyny is the baseline of my kind of clothing, but also sportswear, I create sporty items which are easy to wear on any occasion,” he further notes.
Asymmetries, overlaps and comfortable and rather unusual materials, such as semi transparent TPU rubber, confer a new value to the items. “Mostly white, this is a collection that explores colour and transparency through touches, whether in sporadic mix and matching items or in the prints which are concealed among items,” he explains.
Born in 1990, Gonçalo Páscoa trained at the Higher Education School of Applied Art of Castelo Branco and is completing a master’s in Art Market Management at ISCTE. Regarding his first experience on the catwalk of Portugal Fashion, “I think it went well. It’s not for me to say how it went, but I really enjoyed it,” he states. “I hope to continue at Bloom,” he concludes.