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Dedicated Post...Marques ' Almeida




                               

MARQUES ' ALMEIDA IS THE LONDON BASED WOMENSWEAR LABEL CREATED BY MARTA MARQUES AND PAULO ALMEIDA.
BOTH FROM PORTUGAL, THEY MET WHILE ENROLLING FOR FASHION SCHOOL IN PORTUGAL, WHICH THEY BOTH GRADUATED WITH DISTINCTION IN 2007.
INTERNSHIPS AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS FOLLOWED GRADUATION AND PAULO ALSO WORKED BRIEFLY AS A MENSWEAR DESIGNER.
THEY MOVED TO LONDON IN 2009 WHERE THEY GAINED INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE AT VIVIENNE WESTWOOD/ANGLOMANIA (MARTA)AND PREEN (PAULO).
IN 2009 BOTH STARTED THE ACCLAIMED FASHION MA AT CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS AND FINALLY STARTED WORKING AS A DUO.
THEY SHOWCASED THEIR FIRST COLLECTION AT LONDON FASHION WEEK, A/W 2011 (above).

They're most recent collection for s/s 2012 was shown at Fashion East this week.

(Images and text are from www.marquesalmeida.com)

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