In dialogue with the work of Antoni Gaudí, Oscar Niemeyer, Frank Gehry and Álvaro Siza Vieira, the first collection of Pitaya, signed by Joana Vaz, a blogger based in the north of Portugal, has architecture as its starting point and the as destiny the wardrobe of urban women, who privilege minimalist pieces, or even made to measure.
The globalization phenomenon has put Cotex to the test, but the Portuguese lace company, founded in 1975, has adapted, added new capacities and conquered other market parts. Zara and Dolce & Gabbana are just two of the international names that already do not dismiss Cotex’s creativity in their collections.
Two friends in their twenties have joined a Portuguese company with over 20 years of experience in the footwear industry, and, from this synergy between know-how and an idea of avant-garde expression, Friendly Fire Shoes was reborn in 2015 – a kind of sleeping beauty brand that woke up with the irreverent luxury call of Alexandra Castro and Rute Marques.
Initially dedicated to footwear, Foot by Foot has expanded to other activity areas, having today a portfolio that serves equally the automotive industry, apparel manufacturing and home textiles. The bet in R&D is bearing fruits and the expansion project is based in new products and markets to reach the whole world.
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.
Damel is introducing new products for the military sector. Besides the automatic insufflation project SeaB2, which is being presented to security forces in Portugal and abroad, the Portuguese company is also developing styles with active camouflage, having the modern soldier in mind.
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.