Meam by Ricardo Preto Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2012 Portugal
Ricardo Preto studied architecture in Lusíada University. He took a course in dressmaking with master Maria Emilia Sobreira and did a workshop on handbags at Central St. Martins in London. After presenting two collections in May, Preto maneuvered his way into the LAB platform of Lisbon Fashion in March 2006. But its not all that I can said for the brilliant designer who has also collaborated with many known brands to create accessories. His collection for Fall/Winter 2012 was inspired and full of references, "Somewere in this contemporary present the world swirls in people who spin among each other and circulate through borders, continents and seas" said Preto of his collection named "O Mundo é Meu" (The World is Mine).
Collaged prints of Russian landscapes in the summertime, black and whites scenes look like winter, and then onto decorous shapes, which he executed in fabrics that were resolutely ready-to-wear. The colors are both soft and strong, anchored by the ecru and black, floating in blues, contemplating greens and greys. The contrast was often winning—and even better when the designer decorated the dresses with dark pailletes combining them in a urban way with pastel colors and knits for both night and day. Fluid silhouettes in mini dresses made of silk, city street looks with bermudas evoke a woman who loves travel and high-speed routes. They transport memories with vintage items, freeze time in patterns of landscapes, in static watercolors and through hair caught in the wind. Silks, cottons, and wool broadcloth are the canvas for the postcards that resulted from these trips.