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Portuguese footwear makes its debut at London Fashion Week

Oct 9, 2023 Portugal
Portuguese footwear makes its debut at London Fashion Week
The Portuguese-based company Reve de Flo was in the spotlight on the catwalk of the English designer Patrick McDowell at the London Fashion Week
For next summer's collection, Patrick McDowell, considered one of today's most promising English designers, was inspired by the 1926 ballet “A Tragedy of Fashion” by Frederick Ashton. In collaboration with Rambert and the dance company Benoit-Swan Pouffer, classic dancers and models impressed on London's main catwalk wearing Reve de Flo shoes.

“As a clothing designer, submerging into the world of footwear was like a child discovering a new box of toys. Working with the Portuguese footwear association (APICCAPS) and Reve de Flo was efficient and inspiring”, said Patrick McDowell, who continues his international career after graduating from Central Saint Martin's, one of the world's most renowned fashion schools, which has trained the likes of Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, or Stella McCartney.

“I always look for the best craftsmanship, so I was delighted to explore the best of the Portuguese market, developing footwear models that reflect this season's dance theme”, emphasized McDowell.

For Pedro Pereira, from Reve de Flo, “this was a unique opportunity”. The 15-year-old company, specialising in producing women’s shoes with high levels of quality to respond to "the demanding customers”, stands out by offering footwear from numbers 35 to 46 and various boot diameters. “It allows the brands we work for to present several solutions to their customers, according to the requirements of each body type”, highlights the second-generation Reve de Flo entrepreneur.


Source and Image Credits: https://www.portugueseshoes.pt/

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