WHO Portuguese designers Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida are the winners of the LVMH Prize 2015 for the best up and coming designers. After a specialization in womenswear at one of the most prestigious fashion schools in the world – London’s Central Saint Martins – and the collaborations with Vivienne Westwood and Preen, they created their own brand, Marques Almeida in 2011.
WHAT Their development and ongoing research on denim won them the top spot in the field of worked denim. Their distinctive features: a very sporty and contemporary style that reinterprets the 1990’s with an extremely nostalgic feel; a great diversity of materials and unique and eclectic designs.
WHY Their strong identity is represented by very difficult pieces to wear. A characteristic that spikes their cool factor.
TBS♥ We absolutely adore their message that invites people to live fashion based on their personality instead of set style codes and rules.