COLLECTION | Daniela Barros & Joao Melo Costa

Daniela Barros

Daniela Barros is a Portuguese fashion designer, her brand represents minimalism and draws attention to the feminine vs masculine discussion. Each of her garments ooze with personality. Her consistent minimal but chic theme is seen throughout her autumn/winter collection. Still following from last years minimalistic theme, Baros kicked off her show with tranquil music and a neutral palette. The models sillouttes were draped in soft colours such as creams and whites. Daniela delved into current trends such a backpacks last season it was all about the oversized clutches. This year her autumn/winter collection was all about shoulder bags a lot more practical than back packs. She injected colour in her collection with dark navy tops and a lot of layering which I’m sure is a season favourite.

Joao Melo Costa

The Portuguese designer, represented by PortugalFashion which is core in promoting the country’s image of creativity, modernism and design talent. Joao showcased his collection filled with prints, patterns such as criss crosses. Two pieces were a key element in his collection. Grey skirts were slit and blazers were embelished with diamonds all careful placed on each garment. Khaki sheepskin jackets were a favourite. What would winter be without a good coat? The colours in his collection as meshed around perfectly. Patterns on evening dresses consisted of pinks, greens and blues.