”Pushing the boundaries between jewelry and costume”-Valentim Quaresma’s world-Lisbon Fashion Week 2013-14

Photo courtesy of Valentim Quaresma
Photo courtesy of Valentim Quaresma

Valentim Quaresma’s latest collection,shown as part of Lisbon Fashion Week was the pleasant surprise i longed for this season.Initially a jewelry designer based in Lisbon, with a collaboration of 20 years with avant-garde fashion designer Ana Salazar.In 2005 he started his own line and showing in Lisbon Fashion Week ever since. With an essence of innovation,futuristic references along with metal ”tribal” ones,made Quaresma a name to remember.In 2008, Valentim won “Accessories Collection of the Year ” award at ITS competition in Italy and he considers to pursue the boundaries between jewelry and costume ever since.He transforms jewelry into pieces of  conceptual art,and his innovative work has been exhibited in many cities including Lisbon, Porto, and Barcelona, as well as in international galleries and art Biennials. For his latest collection shown during Lisbon Fashion Week AW 2013,he focuses on geometric,edgy pieces as well as metal body ”outfits” with strong references to BDSM and metallic burkas.

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(Photography: Rui Vasco)

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