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Marques'Almeida

Portuguese designers Mara Marques and Paulo Almeida launched their eponymous label in London in 2011, and are celebrated for their urban and effortless aesthetic.

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About the designer

Design partners Mara Marques and Paulo Almeida met in 2007, while studying a MA in fashion at the prestigious Central Saint Martins. Portuguese by birth but based in London, the duo decided to combine their creativity and technical skills when launching their namesake label in early 2011. The brand’s aesthetic can be described as innovative and effortless, with a signature use of soft twill denim and finishing touches of distressed detailing.

Collection spring/summer 2018

The strong women in their world inspired the designer couple for their SS18 collection. The silhouettes featured a relaxed, boyish feel as oversized biker and blazer jackets were paired with statement shirts and over-the-knee biker boots. Body-con striped and plaid dresses allowed for a more feminine feel as they showed off daring cut-outs and cold shoulders. A pastel pink ruffle dress was layered with a bronze shield top that chanelled a contemporary Joan of Arc whereas cowboy boots and animal patterned coats embodied an American Western vibe.