On a Saturday I decided to wander through Lisbon again. I woke up with the sun shining to another beautiful day in Portugal. This year has been particularly temperate, probably due to global warming, but I guess Al Gore’s loss is Lisbon’s gain. It is October and it’s still 78 degrees outside. On my wanderings, I stumbled upon Lisbon’s Fashion week 2011 in Terrero do Paço.
I was on my way to the Miradoura da Graça for a coffee and some beer but when I saw this I decided to check it out.
Yeah so you know that all events like this have to be sponsored by something or another. I guess this year Lisbon’s fashion week was sponsored by Seat.
The car looks nice. I’ve never driven one myself. I continued to wander around the public area of the fashion show and checked out the other booths and other sponsors.
Oh wow Fashion TV is here…what do these people have to talk about? “I’m so beautiful…I saw so-and-so designer…it was fabulous…champagne?”
Too bad I had just gotten a haircut at my local barbers.
Ok so the security was really lax at this fashion show. I don’t know how it usually is at fashion weeks because I had never been to one before, but I just walked right past the security guard. I guess because I had a camera in hand he assumed I was part of the press, even though the camera I had was a point and shoot Cybershot and not a huge DSLR with a 3 foot lens. I also didn’t have a press pass hanging around my neck so it was even more obvious I shouldn’t be there. Oh well.
So I hung out and chatted with the models until the show started. You should have seen some of the ridiculous garbs these women were wearing. The short haired blonde in this photo was seriously like 6 foot 3.
While backstage I started to hear some pulsing house music. That’s the standard cue that the fashion show was about to start. So I headed towards where the action was and got a seat. Apparently the show was “invite only” but I managed to waltz right in. Seriously the security was totally not concerned.
Before the show started there were some Portuguese celebrities in the crowd. You can tell who they are by the fact that they are getting lots of pictures taken of them.
The show started and the models strutted their stuffs on the Runway. The designer is Filipe Faísca.
So here’s a video of all the models coming out at the end of it. The show lasted about 15-20 minutes. When it ended everyone clapped and got up and got the hell out. There was a mass exodus back to the public eating area. By this time I was getting claustrophobic and in need of a cafe so I headed towards Graça.
Have you been to Lisbon Fashion Week or any other fashion shows? What’s your opinion? Post them in the comments below!