We interviewed Carolina Sobral, one of the participating designers in the last edition of Portugal Fashion.
What is the balance of this edition of Portugal Fashion?
Despite the reduction of public, the balance of this edition was quite positive, Portugal Fashion managed to have the event with the same quality and safety.
What was the great inspiration for this collection?
Real clothes for real people was the inspiration for this collection. Timeless pieces that express the sense of serenity of nature, through fluid fabrics and loose, deconstructed silhouettes.
What does this collection effectively "say" to the world?
Functionality, femininity and sustainability are the main focus of the brand.
What is the reason for the choice of fabrics and colors used?
One of the most important processes in creating a collection is the selection of materials, I always try to choose sustainable fabrics such as recycled, organic or upcycling materials. To convey these choices I opted for natural colors, such as white, raw, indigo, and earthy tones with details in more vibrant colors.
Do you think the pandemic had any impact on the creation of this collection?
I didn't feel it so much in the creation of the collection, where it had more impact was in the need to reinforce the online platforms.
Carolina Sobral finished her degree in Fashion Design at ESAD Matosinhos in 2014. In the same year she presents her final year collection, on the Bloom platform of Portugal Fashion, representing the same institution. Wins the Store Award "The" in the 10th edition of Acobratic and wins 3rd place in the contest New Creators PFN of Modtíssimo giving the opportunity to be present at the Forum New Talents of Modtíssimo. It is also in 2014 that starts the internship with the Designer Hugo Costa and ends in 2015, year in which begins the internship with Maria Gambina. Since 2015 she has been part of the Parfois design team.