“Fashion is about attitude, not hemlines”
This is the best way to describe Marques Almeida. The brand is the fruit of Marta Marques and her boyfriend Paulo Almeida’s labor. Their looks center around distressed denim, with a raw 90’s/early 00’s feel. So sorry Britney and Justin, we found a much better way to get our denim fix.
The Portuguese design duo launched this project in April 2011 after graduating from Central Saint Martins and immediately caught the eye of both Opening Ceremony and Joyce on their very first collection. Since then, they have shown 3 collections at London Fashion Week and have developed a growing fan base with fashion’s cool crowd because of their unique flair.
They have a fun and easy style using frayed denim, fuzzy stoles in a variety of bright colors, velvet, and mesh to create their effortless looks. The collections are light hearted and very easy to wear.
It is no wonder Topshop is so eager to start a collaboration with them. The signature ripped, distressed and oversized denim has been an unlikely trend in 2014 but people can not get enough of it – and with their accessible price-point in the fashion world, whats not to love about them? Just take a look at some of the pieces from the collection.
The full line will be available 9 October at Topshop.