Category Archives: Portugal

Ecorkhotel in Évora, Portugal, by José Carlos Cruz Architect

Ecorkhotel in Évora, Portugal, by José Carlos Cruz Architect

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Portuguese architect José Carlos Cruz has unveiled photographs of his Ecorkhotel, the first hotel in the world with external walls clad entirely in natural brown cork…

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Portugal Fashion: unravelling innovation in fashion and design on the global arena

Portugal Fashion: unravelling innovation in fashion and design on the global arena

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In spite of having established a solid international reputation as a manufacturing nation of clothing and footwear dating as far as back as the late 19th century, Portugal has not always been a country associated with sartorial creativity…

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Lisbon Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014: Portuguese fashion breaks ties with the past and embraces a diverse modernity

Lisbon Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014: Portuguese fashion breaks ties with the past and embraces a diverse modernity

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Even though Portugal has had a long-standing history as a manufacturer of textiles, clothing and footwear, very few Portuguese fashion designers have grown to become familiar names in the international sartorial arena. This hasn’t certainly been for lack of trying…

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Nuno Gama Menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Nuno Gama Menswear Spring/Summer 2014image

Amongst the short list of Portuguese menswear designers, Nuno Gama is probably the most influential. A graduate of the fashion design course from CITEX in Oporto, Gama founded his eponymous label in 1991 and went on to open nine stores throughout Portugal within five years…

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