It is not a habit to talk about menswear collection here, but the collection Cláudia Garrido show during Bloom was really interesting.
Born in Aveiro, now living in Guimarães, Cláudia Garrido studied at ESAD school of design in Porto.
It’s her second collection inspired by the Ballet Russes and all the sophistication around. Mainly black and grey, she told me that it’s a revelation of her “dark side”.
It’s also a message, her first collection use colors, but for Bloom she thought she has to prove something. She think that people react differently (considering your work more seriously?) if you create in black.
All the knitted garments are mostly made by hand with the help of the factory, in Guimarães, she work for (she is designing knitted homewear).
Most of the silhouettes have a strong work on the shoulder making the boys look like if they have wings…
Except for the non ‘sophisticated’ clip the silhouette is very pleasant.
Bloom is a platform of Portugal Fashion created by Miguel Flor, designer and teacher, where the talent of national fashion, recent graduates is discovered and displayed.