Afonso Afonso, Ana Maricato, Bárbara Atanásio, Çal Pfungst, Diogo Mestre, Gabriel Bandeira, Isza, Izabel Monnerat, Maria do Carmo Studio and Maria Miguel Martins were the ten young Designers selected for Sangue Novo supported by Seaside.
Analysing these ten collections is also about listening to the vision of the new generation of Fashion Design for the present and future of the area — and, consequently, the identity and social issues that are currently driving creation.
The projects, materialised with the support of ModaLisboa's textile partnerships (Calvelex/Fabrics4Fashion, RDD Textiles and Riopele), have a transversal concern with the use of manufacturing processes with less environmental impact. In addition to the usual deadstock and upcycling, the young Designers use prints made from natural processes, mono-materials, natural fibres, recyclable materials and 3D prints. As for the concept, the interpretation of reality unfolds in awe of the new — be it as simple as a texture or as complex as a fictional world — metamorphosis and transformation, identity that transcends what is static, gentrification and even the beauty of routine.
On October 6, 2023, MODALISBOA À LA CARTE received the ten projects from the competition, and on the same day announced the finalists who, in March 2024, will compete for the IED - Istituto Europeo di Design and RDD Textiles awards. The finalists Bárbara Atanásio, Çal Pfungst, Diogo Mestre, Gabriel Bandeira, Isza, and Maria do Carmo Studio will be represented in the Showpress showroom from now on, work on their next collections, as well as mentoring sessions with the judging panel.