FASHION’S RISING STAR
Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida are the design duo behind the label Marques Almeida. Formerly designers of Helmut Lang, the modernist label that reached its peak in early 2000’s fizzled after its namesake head designer departed. Their silhouette is that of volume with a raw sensibility in denim. They are the winners of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers and in turn, they will receive a year of mentoring from LVMH plus the cash prize of 300,000 Euros. This, they say, will be used to hone their vision of “raw undone luxury”.
I discovered this rising star of a label at one of my favorite stores…
212 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60654
LVMH Prize for Young Designers
“TELL THEM I SENT YOU”