Marques'Almeida S/S 2017
Marques'Almeida and Oliver Spencer bring the curtain down on the capital's stellar showcase
Photography: Jason Lloyd-Evans
Scene setting: The Truman Brewery, an industrial warehouse on Brick Lane, with its steel pillars and exposed red brickwork, was Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida’s latest rough and ready show venue – picking up on the raw appeal of their cult issue clothes. A jaunty yellow carpet runway covered the building’s time worn terracotta tiles, bringing a cheerful air to the spring proceedings.
Mood board: The Portuguese design duo had been busy cruising Instagram for real life inspiration for their S/S 2017 collection, while the show itself was once again a ‘street cast’ affair. Vintage negligees and basketball tees provided the collection’s news backbone, albeit layered back with plenty of frayed denim and colourful baroque brocade tailoring. Lashings of neon lace and punkish loop piercings, which adorned shirt pockets and pants seams, further upped the collection’s anarchic flair.
Best in show: There’s no doubt that the cropped flare is the jean of the season and the pair's shiny silver and striped Beetlejuice iterations are sure to get as much airtime as last season's puffer jacket.