In recent years, knitting has been deserving the attention of fashion design, transforming the art of knitters in a trend. Portuguese brand Terra was born just four months ago and with four hands, of young Maria Teresa Saraiva and Ana Luisa Jacob, and all its offerings are inspired by natural resources from Portugal.
Customers value the treatment of proximity of a company whose fates are decided in the family, but Lima Azevedo & Gomes is taking its men's suits to foreign markets. The clothing manufacture unit is marking 2015 as the starting year for its international flights.
Even before the athleisure trend, Berg Outdoor already grew under the principle of offering consumers clothing that combined functionality, design and versatility. The brand owned by Sonae continues to add fans in Portugal and around the world, with the online opening doors for a possible physical store in the future.
Celebrating 25 years in 2016, MDS is determined to show its more adult side, swapping sportswear for casual-sophisticated. The icing on the cake can be a growth of 11% in the first half of 2016 over the same period of 2015, with the domestic market giving the best boost to help blow out the candles.
The brand, which is increasingly betting on the total look – to the clothes it’s been adding footwear and accessories such as handbags and belts – directs 85% of its production to the domestic market, but, nevertheless, it is also conquering destinations beyond Portuguese borders. With a new store opened in Baixa da Banheira, Germany in sight and online growing, SMF has a green light for the future.
Presented by designers Catarina Branco and José Pedro Gomes, Portuguese brand Piursa is taking the streets since 2012. The custom fabrics, original prints, patterns all over and knits cross the mini-collections of the urban wear brand, which are released every three months.
The question: " Is fashion art?" has been motivating the most different and yet peremptory answers. From Portugal to the world, Nazareth Collection eludes the quarrel over the issue, but added arguments in favour of "yes". Márcia Nazareth spends her days gathering photos that she then prints in the clothing collections of the brand, which inherited the family name.
From LEDs to the introduction of nanotechnology, Fiorima runs in the way of innovation. The gaiter sock – which protects athletes from having water and sand in the shoe while practicing sports – proved to be a success in the market, but the company maintains its focus on the constant development of new products.
Close to celebrate the golden anniversary, Malhas Carjor is also toasting to silver. A new line of products that incorporates gold and silver in items such as coats and blankets, recalls the journey of nearly five decades dedicated to knits and paves the way to reach new markets.