25. It’s not a round number, but it has weight, responsibility, legacy, history. Over the course of 25 issues, Portuguese Soul has grown, transformed and emancipated itself. It speaks for itself, it gives voice to those who take Portugal's name across borders. It tells stories. The ones that need to be told and the ones that are yet to be.
It reveals new faces and shows those that already exist in unexpected ways. As they are. Albano Jerónimo, Bruno Nogueira, Carolina Amaral, Catarina Furtado, Daniela Melchior, Daniela Ruah, Filomena Cautela, Gisela João, Joana Ribeiro, Joana Schenker, Lúcia Moniz, Luís Borges, Marcelino Sambé, Margarida Corceiro, Miguel Nunes, Nuno Lopes or Ruben Rua. These are names that contain, above all, soul. They were obvious choices for the covers of Portuguese Soul, alongside names that may not be so automatically recognised, but whose value is equally brilliant. And alongside them all, teams of photographers, stylists, make-up artists, hairdressers, producers, videographers, journalists — people whose talent mirrors an effervescent Portuguese Fashion and Culture ecosystem.
At MODALISBOA À LA CARTE, Portuguese Soul presents LEGACY: a moment to celebrate 25 editions made up of stories because they are made up of people. And only with them is it possible to project the future.