#ModaLisboa! Designer LUÍS CARVALHO unveiled his new men´s and womenswear Spring/Summer 2019 collection during the fashion fest in Lisbon! Main inspiration are cherries, that stand out in specific and abstract forms, in prints and silhouettes, in the construction of several pieces and in small details. Luís Carvalho was born in 1987, in Vizela. In 2002, he started his fashion training, graduating in Fashion and Textile Design at the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco. He participated in various competitions in Portugal and abroad, and he won the award for best male look at Acrobactic 2011. He worked at ModaLisboa and at Filipe Faísca and Ricardo Preto’s studios. Luís Carvalho was a fashion designer at Salsa Jeans for two and a half years until he decided to create his own brand.
Another focal point is the oriental cherry tree from where the silhouettes come from. The shapes are fluid and structured, bouncing from micro or XL to straight or oversize.
The predominant colors are red, sky blue and dry green in materials like taffeta, crepe, and silk satin.
2013 was a turning point in his career. Since the creation of the LUIS CARVALHO brand, the challenges have multiplied. In the same year, he presented his first collection at ModaLisboa and since then has been a constant presence at Lisbon Fashion Week.
In 2014, he opened his first physical space in Vizela, LUIS CARVALHO | Studio, the brand’s new home, which gathers his atelier and own store. In the following year, he was invited to teach at the Professional School CENATEX, in Guimarães.
In 2016 he was honored with the GQ Men of The Year award in the category of Fashion Designer. In 2017 he won the Golden Globe for Best Fashion Designer.
Photos: Ugo Camera