Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida
Marta and Paulo met at CITEX Fashion School in Portugal, from which they both graduated with distinction in 2007. They moved to London in 2009 where they gained industry experience at Vivienne Westwood/ Anglomania (Marques) and Preen (Almeida). In 2009 they started the acclaimed Fashion MA at Central Saint Martins and began working as a duo. Their graduate collection reworked street-wear references, championing a relaxed, deconstructed, effortless aesthetic.
“Raw, young, effortless and lived-in.”
“The oversize, distressed denim T-shirt with heavily frayed edges.”
“Quietly defiant women.”
“Ethnic fashion in the 00s and Frankye Ryder in the 00s baggy jeans and bias cut dresses.”
FAVOURITE COLLECTION TO DATE:
“The last collection, AW13 is both of our favourites’ to date.”
WHO EMBODIES THE SPIRIT OF YOUR BRAND?
“All the girls on the pictures on our moodboards from our first season, Devon Aoki and Frankye Ryder this season specifically, Marta's younger sister Sofia, our assistant Cátia, all of our friends and occasional fit models that we have around, Alice N, Alice G, Felicity... and a lot more!"
LondonDesigner Showroom: NEWGEN
Off 28, Rue Saint Antoine
Impasse Guéménée, 3 Cour Bérard Paris
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7739 9990
Marta Marques / Paulo Almeida
Tel: +44 (0) 75 4299 6696