Trained both in womenswear, Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida subscribe to the Helmut Lang school of thought, where ‘fashion is about attitude, not hemlines’.
While their aesthetic evokes raw effortlessness, the pair’s technical sensibilities are revealed in the construction of each piece.Cutting their teeth at Vivienne Westwood and Preen respectively, Marques and Almeida took the natural course of combining talents while on the MA at Central Saint Martins – hitting the mark between impulse and consideration.
They launched MARQUES' ALMEIDA in April 2011 and showed for their first 2 seasons under Lulu Kennedy’s platform - Fashion East. They have been awarded NEWGEN sponsorship from the British Fashion Council/Topshop and have shown S/S13, A/W13, S/S14, and A/W14 on schedule at London Fashion Week.
Having had their work published in magazines like VOGUE UK, ELLE UK, VOGUE PARIS, TWIN, TANK, i-D, DAZED & CONFUSED… Marques’ Almeida was refered by ELLE UK as the “new go to label for distressed denim”.
Discovered by Opening Ceremony and Joyce with their very first collection, the brand’s stockists are now spread across London, New York, Los Angeles, Portland, Hong Kong, South Korea, Russia, and Australia, including their capsule menswear collection stocked exclusively at Opening Ceremony New York, LA and London.
MARQUES' ALMEIDA have recently been nominated for the Emerging Talent - Womenswear Award at the British Fashion Awards 2013.