Suzy Menkes | Vogue




Four weeks before Lisbon’s Web Summit in November – billed as the largest tech conference in the world – and six months before the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference in the Portuguese capital next April, this country has proved its imaginative mix of digital power and creative energy in Lisbon Fashion Week.


David Ferreira, a Portuguese designer who trained in London at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, has come back to Lisbon after working with Iris van Herpen, Giles Deacon and Meghan Kirchhoff. In the greenery of Eduardo VII Park, he presented a fairytale collection of dresses. Stand-outs were a regal dress with portrait neckline and shapely gown, while the models’ faces were hidden by masks.