PORTO FASHION WEEK: THINKING VISUALLY
September 1, 2016
Photos Courtesy of Porto Fashion Week
Porto, Portugal – Porto Fashion Week is back with its 8th edition, which will take place from September 17 – 24, 2016. It promises to be a week full of new creations and events with a creative fusion between tradition and innovation is a constant. And moving from words to images, “Visual” is the theme adopted for this edition Events planned: MODTISSIMO 48; iTechstyle Innovation Business Forum 3; Porto Fashion Film Festival 3; Fashion People 3 (Photography Competition); Porto Fashion Week’s Night Out 2.
48 MODtissimo – 21.22 September – Alfândega Congress Centre The 48th edition of MODtissimo, which will take place on 21 and 22 September at the Alfândega Congress Centre, where for two days, over 7400 m2 of exhibition space, it will be possible to visit Portuguese and international manufacturers of fabrics and clothing accessories, agents of fabrics and clothing accessories, manufacturers of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing that operate under Private Labels or own brands; fabric forums, New Talent Forums and presentation of trends: WGSN, Carlin, Promostyl and PECLERS.
MODtissimo, one of the oldest Textile Industry Exhibitions in the Iberian peninsula, has been a place of innovation, keeping tabs on trends and even growing thanks to the creativity of its team, serving as a mirror of the vitality of a sector that continues to grow in exports.
8 iTechstyle Innovation Business Forum– 21/22 September – Alfândega Congress Centre The iTechStyle Innovation Business Forum will have, as usual, the Fabrics Forum, Innovative Product Showcase, and for the first time, a Textile Accessory Forum. This space is now a mandatory stop for all visitors to MODtissimo who are keen to see all the latest innovative and technical products in the Portuguese textile industry. This edition will announce the winners of the Prémio Inova Têxtil 2016 (Textile Innovate Award 2016) in three categories.
• Porto Fashion Week’s NIGHT OUT 2 – 22 September – Passeio dos Clérigos The second edition of PFW NIGHT OUT will take place on 22 September! The number of shops, restaurants, hairdressing salons and new spaces participating has already exceeded the previous edition, together with new initiatives, which are being prepared together with the shopkeepers. More information will be available shortly. A lot of music and entertainment, watered by Cave Central da Bairrada’s M&M Sparkling Wine.
• Fashion People 3 (Photography Competition) Fashion People – Capturing trends around the city, awards photographs that best reflect the city of Porto as a trendsetter and its people as fashion icons. The 2nd edition of the Competition surpassed expectations. Each year, the organisation challenges amateur and professional photographers to capture the trends of people and places of Porto, presenting a new, more tech-friendly and current category: Instagram. The jury had a difficult task: selecting 50 finalist entries and 3 winning photographs from more than 600 photographs received. The expectations for this 3rd edition are high indeed!