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HAPPENINGText: Simone Biffi

After Milan and Paris, now is time to Lisbon. The Fashion’s Circus moved from the High Fashion World’s capitals to one new excellent market that is growing up in the Iberia Peninsula each year more. Hi-light was the theme selected for this 23rd edition of Lisbon Fashion Week, held from October 14th to 17th.

Besides the most well known fashion designers, the event was worth to be represented by a number of talented, fresh and young fashion designers, well known into the national fashion arena. LAB was the concept behind the Experimental Fashion Laboratories with which came the opportunity to lay our eyes on new modes of fashion: more experimental, daring, and younger.

The event started with an opening party at the Buddha Bar Fashion Cafe, to move then to the Terlis Warehouse, which is been suitably decorated, by the designer Miguel Vieira Baptista.

The spring and summer 2005 collection, presented for the 1st time ever the Cheyenne collections, besides designers and labels habitually presented at this event: Alexandra Moura, Alves/Goncalves, Ana Salazar, Anabela Baldaque, Dino Alves, Globe Line, Jose Antonio Tenente, Lidija Kolovrat, Lion of Porches, Louis de Gama, Luis Buchinho, Maria Gambina, Miguel Vieira, Nuno Baltazar, Osvaldo Martins and Pedro Mourao.

Designer Katty Xiomara, that was one of the most awaited, considering she didn’t took part in the previous 22 nd edition, presented her last collection by the theme “The Great Circus of Life”, engaging us to dream in her fantasy’s world of shorts, fit, and always on top body’s clothing.

Brands like Lion of Porche and Globe Line were invited for the first time to show their new collection, taking advantage from the visibility an event like ModaLisboa was able to offer.

Dawid Wolinski from Poland it’s been the special guest designer invited to close the event on Sunday 17th, being one of the acclaimed international fashion creators well know in the Portuguese arena.

ModaLisboa is already working on the Autumn/Winter 05-06 24th edition of Lisbon Fashion Week.

The 23rd Lisbon Fashion Week: Hi-Light
Date: October 14th – 17th, 2004
Place: Praca Luis de Camoes
Address: 36 – 2 Esq., 1200-243 Lisboa

Text: Simone Biffi
Photos: Jose Pedro Valente

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