Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida founded MARQUES ' ALMEIDA in 2011 subscribing to the Helmut Lang school of thought, where 'fashion is about attitude, not hemlines'.
While their aesthetic evokes raw effortlessness, the duo's technical sensibilities are revealed in the construction of each piece. Cutting their teeth at Vivienne Westwood and Preen respectively, Marques and Almeida took the natural course of combining talents. They create for a market that desires sartorial instincts with an authentic edge.
They have been awarded NEWGEN sponsorship from British Fashion Council/Topshop and have shown SS13, AW13 and SS14 on schedule at London Fashion Week.
MARQUES ' ALMEIDA has also been nominated for the Emerging Talent - Womenswear Award at the British Fashion Awards 2013.
Finally, Portuguese but London based designers just won the LVMH prize for young fashion designers which represents one year of mentoring from LVMH Group spanning all areas of the business, from production to press, in addition to the 300 000€ cash prize.
The second ever and annual LVMH Prize attracted almost a thousand applications from all over the world, but in the end, there can only be one.
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