ModaLisboa Collective: Luís Carvalho S/S20 DON’T BE SHY, TOUCH YOURSELF

Portugals designer of the moment Luís Carvalho unveiled a beautiful new mens and womenswear collection for the next summer season. The new collection comes from Art Déco and the 20’s silhouette. Female emancipation that happened that decade fuses the delicate feminine together with the masculine, where the man power suit is reinterpreted to both genders and the materials are transformed into unexpected shapes.

These references create a straight and depurated silhouette with unexpected details, where the materials stand out in some pieces.

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.

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.