You’ve met the Marques’Almeida girl and now it’s time to meet the boy.
Emerging London designers Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida have been putting out womenswear collections for over two years now, but S/S 13 marks the design duo’s debut menswear outing.
Portuguese designers Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida, have only a few collections under their belt, but they have already earned themselves a huge fan base with street style stars like Elena Perminova as well as rail space in high-end boutiques like Opening Ceremony — both in just a matter of years when they launched in Fall 2011.
While the designers’ rough-luxe aesthetic of baggy 90s skater silhouettes has always maintained a unisex appeal, S/S 13 will see the pair’s shredded and slashed denims offered in a men’s counterpart. This season, Marques Almeida debuts their first ever menswear collection, exclusively at Opening Ceremony. Here’s what they said:
“In keeping with the grit ‘n’ grunge feel of their womenswear, the designers have created a capsule of frayed denim pieces in classic shapes—baggy tees, jackets, and track shorts. To launch the collection, Marta and Paulo sent off the pieces and a camera to Pedro, Marta’s sister’s boyfriend. He wore the clothes on a day out around Paris; check out his snaps above.”