Like a close family, the six brands rested together, enjoying the calm before the storm at Portugal Fashion. JJ Heitor, Fly London, Nobrand, J. Reinaldo and Dkode, above their boxes, waiting to be slipped into the feet of dapper boys dressed in grey suits and cool girls in black dresses, men in bomber jackets and women in flowing ethereal white shirts. All was put together when the models lined up, right after Fernando Bastos Pereira cried their names above the chatter and the excitement. The show was about to start. And when it did, the music was as loud as the emotions as the models ran up and down, changing their shoes and walking the runway and doing it all again. It was a sprint and a marathon all at once but, above all, it was worth it.

Words and photos: Irina Chitas