Beyond Fabric Holidays Lookbook
I’m proud to announce that Beyond Fabric’s first lookbook ever is now live! Shot by Filipa Alves in Porto, named by several publications as one of Europe’s 2013 top traveling destinations, it focus the reinvented Shepherd’s Capes ability to adapt to a variety of styles and environments.
Within the chosen locations are Rem Koolhaas’ iconic Casa da Música, beautiful streets located in Porto’s Foz and Miss’Opo, a unique guesthouse in the city center, go-to destination for both locals and visitors. Check the entire lookbook below!
Model and Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira
Photography: Filipa Alves
For the second entry on the Holidays’ collaboration with Carlos Santos, I took it downtown to showcase a seasonal, yet essential shade on every man’s footwear collection: burgundy. A beautiful variation on the traditional use of black and brown, this rich color portrays a unique regal feel and elegance that sets it apart from the rest. Seamlessly blending into a variety of ensembles, burgundy shows an uncanny versatility, covering a wide range of models including boots, loafers, oxfords and brogues. On this occasion I went with the latter…
This interpretation of the timeless brogue features outstanding perforated detailing on the uppers, highlighted by the sheer quality of the leather and the richness of the wine-like shade. The elongated last with slightly round toe adds to the overall elegance of the shoe, enhanced by the leather soles, insoles and lining as well as the contrasting grey laces. I must say that along with derbies, brogues are probably the shoes I wear the most, be it with suits, slacks or just a pair of jeans. Here I kept the core look quite simple, pairing them with charcoal wool pants, white oxford button down and a brownish tweed aviator jacket. Accessories such as the vintage scarf and suspenders portraying hints of burgundy, add visual interest and help the whole outfit stand out.
Details: tweed avio jacket by CAMO, oxford button down by Our Legacy, mto worsted 120’s wool slacks by Gentleman, brogues by Carlos Santos, shades by Ray-Ban, vintage scarf and braces, and houndstooth socks by Pé de Meia.
Model and Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira
Ph: Filipa Alves
Nostalgia: Por Vocação AW09 Looks #1
Having the opportunity to work at former high-end menswear retailer Por Vocação was definitely a life-changing experience for me. Besides being my first fashion related gig, it allowed me to work with an amazing team with whom I learned a lot and bore a strong influence in defining my personal take on menswear.
Their unique take on men’s style received international praise, so here are some wintery looks from the AW09 collections, including brands such as Margiela, Neil Barrett, Raf Simons, Paul Smith, Acne, Our Legacy, Giorgio Brato and Buttero.
La Paz AW13 Shetland Knits
La Paz Almada Melange Sweatpants
Beyond Fabric x Tommy Hilfiger #2
A couple of weeks back I collaborated with Tommy Hilfiger in promoting the opening of its new store in Porto, through an action focused on capturing the city life on camera using street style photography. I hit the streets and several pics later, the printed shots were delivered to those who attended the inauguration cocktail party.
Here’s a small sample of the outcome!
PS: for all those unable to attend the cocktail, your picture is still waiting to be picked up at Tommy Hilfiger’s store at NorteShopping. For any further information contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beyond Fabric x Tommy Hilfiger
During the past month, american lifestyle and clothing giant Tommy Hilfiger opened its latest store right here in Porto. Located in NorteShopping one of the city’s most iconic shopping malls, the 162 m2 space features an eclectic environment brought to life by a unique mix of vintage and contemporary elements, setting the background for Tommy’s latest Sportswear collections. To commemorate the official opening, Tommy Hilfiger will be hosting a cocktail party next Thursday (26/09) from 17h00 to 20h00 to welcome everyone to its newest venue.
Furthermore, they asked me to collaborate with them on an exclusive street style promotional action: during this week I’ll be cruising the streets of Porto looking for people who embody the brand’s universe and aesthetic. During the event, guests will be able to pick up their printed pictures as well as enjoy an exclusive 20% off on selected items, so if you happen to be in town be sure not to miss it and keep an eye out for me when walking down the street =).
A small glimpse of the AW13 Collection